Hand of the Day - Part VI

    • Stefan1000
      Stefan1000
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      CO (24.8/18.1/2.83/39.1)

      Party Poker 3.00/6.00 Hold'em (5 handed)
      Preflop: Hero is MP with A :diamond: , T :club: .
      Hero raises, CO 3-bets, 2 folds, BB calls, Hero calls.

      Flop: (9.50 SB) J :diamond: , K :diamond: , 5 :diamond:( 3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, CO bets, BB calls, Hero raises, CO 3-bets, BB folds, Hero caps, CO calls.

      Turn: (9.25 BB) 2 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets, Hero calls.

      River: (11.25 BB) 4 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets, Hero folds.
  • 7 replies
    • frzl
      frzl
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      why cap the flop oop ?

      preflop is nothing special imho. i would check/raise the flop too but i don´t get the reason for the cap.
      turn and river is normal too (i think). but why cap the flop... i´m confused again ^^
    • Blinzler
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      the line is terrible imo
      if i cap the flop i bet the turn and continue my semibluff even so i dont think he will fold so that line isn't very good either.
      The flop cap is only marginally for value and with the check we essentially tell villain that we have the A :diamond: so i think co could basically open fold if another :diamond: falls. This obviously kills our implied odds which are way bigger than the slight advantage we have at the flop.

      edit: i forgot one thing, villain might be suspicous about our line and cb flop with a marginal hand. If he does that it might be an ok line, but i still wouldn't play it in general here.
    • Stefan1000
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      So how would you play that hand?
    • Blinzler
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      i call the flop, call turn ui, fold river
      if i hit my straight, i c/r, if i hit my flushdraw i donk.
      if he checks behind on the turn i call the river even ui.
    • Stefan1000
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      i call the flop, call turn ui, fold river
      if i hit my straight, i c/r, if i hit my flushdraw i donk.
      if he checks behind on the turn i call the river even ui.

      yap exactly on first sight you think you should play that for value and go for the check raise with our 12 outs. But the problem is that villain will too often 3bet here and kick out BB. So playing the hand like blinzler said it perfect.
    • ciRith
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      what about check-raising and only call the 3-bet?
    • Stefan1000
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      Villain will play almost all made hands here very aggressive because he recognizes the danger of the board.

      So going for a check and raise will too often backfire here that we isolate ourselves against the better hand.