[NL20-NL50] top set against aggressive reg player

    • shortfuse
      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 450
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 7, 7.
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $1.00, MP3 folds, Hero calls $1.00, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($2.35) 7, 2, 5 (3 players)
      MP2 bets $1.37, Hero calls $1.37.

      Turn: ($5.09) K (3 players)
      MP2 bets $2.92, Hero calls $2.92.

      River: ($10.93) A (3 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $7.29, MP2 folds.

      Final Pot: $18.22.

      smaller river bet? really thought he had better hand so would have called
  • 2 replies
    • radyan111
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
      I definately raise the turn. We have the nuts and we want all his money in the middle. If you know he is able to barrel three times with air you might want to call turn, raise river, but I'm not sure if average reg on this limit would do that very often. Also, he might be more inclined to stack off lighter on the turn with a spade flushdraw or call you with AK or KQ. If you thought he had a stronger hand, like you said you did, turn is a better moment to raise.

      One more thing - if he's aggro regular it's better to raise his second barrel on the turn and show him a strong hand at showdown, cause you get more fold equity in future if you try that move with a semi-bluff for instance.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I´d raise flop, he´d b/c there often enough with worse hands
      I think calling turn, shoving river is a little better option than raising turn, since he´d take b/f line there often enough with middle pp-s