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[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR AQ against maniac

    • kwedaras
      Joined: 09.05.2009 Posts: 104
      Known players:

      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q:club: , A:heart:
      MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0,16, Hero calls $0,16, 4 folds.

      Flop: ($0,38) Q:heart: , J:diamond: , 6:diamond: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0,27, Hero calls $0,27.

      Turn: ($0,92) 6:spade: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0,88, Hero calls $0,88.

      River: ($2,68) K:diamond: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $1,27, Hero calls $1,27.

      Final Pot: $5,22

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, queens and sixes (Qc Ah)
      MP2 shows two pairs, tens and sixes (Th Tc)

      Hero wins with two pairs, queens and sixes (Qc Ah)

      flop: hes preflop aggro, hes a maniac, i let him to lead out. i didnt raise (i need protection againsta a flush) because i have position on him and in some hands played before with him, he bail outs quickly, so i thought i will make more money like this.
      turn: if he bet 6 on the flop, he has 3 of a kind, but i dont believe him, i call.
      river: now it gets interesting. a flush possible and overcard for my queens. he bet half a pot. in hands played before, if he has a monster, he just shoves ( even if it means 6-8 times reraise ) so i decided to call.

      is my play ok ?
  • 2 replies
    • edi9999
      Joined: 03.11.2008 Posts: 1,387
      until river the play is ok. Then you should analyze what the opponent can have.

      if he had a flushdraw, he hadn't bet pot on turn imo,so only a king beats you.
      you must call a half pot bet, and need to win this pot once out of three times to be EV+.
      Here it's a clear call i think.

      nice hand.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Since he might likely bet/3-bet flop with a wide range of hands I´d raise flop for value and play for stacks.
      If you decided to call him down, then your line is ok.
      River is perfict bluffing card and since he shoved his monsters you can call hoping to be ahead.