# [NL2-NL10] QQ and AKs sam(/n?)e opponent

• Bronze
Joined: 13.08.2008
Once upon a december... ...on a 6th of december Santa was playing NL5

He had been folding low to middle hands and suddenly he was dealt a magic hand:
Known players:
UTG2 = (\$2.40)
MP1(Santa) = (\$5.17)
BUFFER = (\$2.19)
MP3 = (\$9.15)
CO = (\$3.23)
BU = (\$5.34)
SB = (\$5.00)
BB = (\$2.73)
UTG1 = (\$2.14)

Preflop: Santa is MP1 with Q , Q .

Round 1: Wow, QQ I must be ahead... ...The bad buffer calls with 1/4 of his stack
UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to \$0.15, Santa raises to \$0.50, Buffer calls \$0.50, 3 folds,

Round 2: Oh-oh SB goes all-in and we haven't seen him playin' in the last 15 hands seems pretty sure he is holding KK or AA
SB raises to \$5.00, BB folds, UTG2 calls \$2.25(All-In), Santa folds, MP2 calls \$1.69(All-In).

Final Pot: \$8.45.
Results follow:

SB shows a pair of kings(K K ).
Buffer shows two pairs, aces and tens(A T ). Wow why did he do that? he is a fish
UTG2 shows a pair of nines(9 9 ).

A few hands later Santa was dealt an other magic hand:

Known players:
UTG2 = (\$5.00)
MP1(Santa) = (\$5.05)
Buffer = (\$5.98)
MP3 = (\$10.26)
CO = (\$2.55)
BU = (\$5.37)
SB = (\$5.00)
BB = (\$2.53)
UTG1 = (\$2.31)

Preflop: Santa is MP1 with K , A .
2 foldsSanta raises to \$0.20, Buffer raises to \$5.98(All-In), 5 folds
Now the ball is back to Santa. Do you think he should have called? No reads except the prev. hand, poker tracker: small sample-useless

Final Pot: \$6.25.
For the story to be complete Results follow:

Buffer shows a pair of aces(A A).
Santa wins with a flush.
• 2 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 13.07.2008
Hi,

against such an obivious fish, I'd love to call with AKs.
Because I expect to be way ahead against his range.

If you want to avoid variance I guess you can fold, too.
And wait for another spot to stack him with a set or something.

Best regards,
Anin
• Bronze
Joined: 17.11.2008
Hi,

Hard to say, i think you're rarely wrong when you call it off since he's a bad, spazzy fish. But it's worth noting that

- in the previous hand he didn't just jam, he called and then went nuts because there was a lot of action. It's a wildly different situation for some player.

- he won the previous hand by getting it in as a dog and sucking out, so he really has no reason to be full of it unless it's euphoria and he feels untouchable.

Hope it helps.