[NL2-NL10] middle pair HU against tight player

    • cutegoldfish
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
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      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with J, J.
      UTG2 raises to $0.40, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.35, 4 folds, UTG2 calls $0.95.

      Flop: ($2.85) 4, Q, 5 (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $1.40, UTG2 raises to $2.80, Hero calls $1.40.

      Turn: ($8.45) 6 (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $7.56, Hero calls $5.85(All-In).

      River: ($21.86) K (2 players)

      Final Pot: $21.86.

      player is known to be tight with unknown stats. he is probably on AK or high pairs. his re-raise appears to be a test of strength. but does the AI at the river signify strength?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      He's known to be tight with unknown stats? That sounds funny :)

      So first I wouldn't really 3-bet a tight guy that opened UTG2 with JJ, the value is sketchy at best unless you know he calls with a lot of worse hands out of position, which means he wouldn't be a tight player.

      As played on the flop a tight player check/minraises in a 3-bet pot you without history. I very much doubt he's doing that with pure air or a lower pair than JJ. Maybe sometimes he has something like AdKd, most likely he'll show you 55/44/AQ/QQ+. So on the one hand you're flipping with 1 combo a tight player can show up with, on the other hand you're 2-outing or worse against a some 30-some combos of strong hands. I'd say it seems pretty clear which is most likely provided you're right about him being tight. Just pitch it on the flop and definitely fold the turn barring reads that invalidate his tightness.

      Hope it helps.