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[NL2-NL10] NL2 TopPair vs All In @ River

    • PSantosPoker
      Joined: 07.09.2008 Posts: 104
      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem
      7 Players
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      UTG ($2.26)
      UTG+1 ($1)
      MP ($5.56) VP: 77 PFR: 12
      Hero ($2.63)
      BTN ($1.63)
      SB ($2)
      BB ($2)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 7 players) Hero is CO A:diamond: J:heart:
      2 folds, MP raises to $0.04, Hero calls $0.04, 3 folds

      Flop: 9:club: 7:diamond: A:spade: ($0.11, 2 players)
      MP bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.11, MP calls $0.09

      Turn: 3:spade: ($0.33, 2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $0.23, MP calls $0.23

      River: 8:spade: ($0.79, 2 players)
      MP bets $3, $2.25 to Hero ($2.25)?

      My call at pre flop was wrong, but what about the all in at river?

  • 2 replies
    • x3mwisp
      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 3,604
      Your call preflop is OK. on the flop you don't have to raise because you isolate yourself against a range that beats you. On the river is an easy fold because he most probably has either A8 or the flush or a straight or a lot of other combinations that beat you. Fold the river and don't raise the flop.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I don't think the preflop call can be wrong really against a 77/12, if the sample was small enough for his 12% pfr not to be that significant compared to his whopping 77% vpip, I would most likely even 3-bet the minraise for value in position.

      I disagree with x3mwisp about the flop call, who knows what that guy has, it's certainly possible he takes that min-cbet line with any Ax, 9x, 7x, draws like 86s/T8 too. We beat the vast majority of that range, I'm also raising for value.

      The turn is fine, and the river is ... Well... He would have to turn a made hand into a bluff, knowingly or not, for you to actually be good on that river, since it's pretty damn hard for him to get to that point without having anything. Sometimes you'll see stuff like T8 that "improved" inexplicably shove that river but it's kinda rare. Most likely either he was using a classic fish slowplaying line to begin with, or he rivered two pairs / a flush with stuff like 7s6s/98/A8.

      Hope it helps.