[NL2-NL10] NL10 AJ very draw heavy board against calling station

    • Pichux
      Joined: 02.02.2009 Posts: 318
      ***** Hand History for Game 2390136093 ***** (IPoker)
      $10.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Friday, August 13, 07:14:28 ET 2010
      Table Huvil (Real Money)
      Seat 10 is the button
      Seat 1: VelMish ( $2.73 USD )
      Seat 3: padureanu65656 ( $3.06 USD )
      Seat 5: ianna141414 ( $9.40 USD )
      Seat 6: Burmistrov555 ( $10.17 USD )
      Seat 8: Piters1990 ( $16.52 USD )
      Seat 10: reeeeeeeeej ( $9.89 USD )
      VelMish posts small blind [$0.05 USD].
      padureanu65656 posts big blind [$0.10 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to Piters1990 [ A :club: J :spade: ]
      ianna141414 folds
      Burmistrov555 raises [$0.20 USD]
      Piters1990 raises [$0.60 USD]
      reeeeeeeeej folds
      VelMish folds
      padureanu65656 folds
      Burmistrov555 calls [$0.40 USD]
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ T :diamond: , 9 :diamond: , K :club: ]
      Burmistrov555 checks
      Piters1990 checks
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ 6 :club: ]
      Burmistrov555 checks
      Piters1990 bets [$0.90 USD]
      Burmistrov555 calls [$0.90 USD]
      ** Dealing River ** [ 8 :club: ]
      Burmistrov555 checks
      Piters1990 checks

      Villain 65/16/1.2 on 43h big sample size

      I think that my decision not to cbet is ok, because against calling station i see a bunch of hands the are not folding on this board. Now i think that my attempt to take the pot down on the turn is not good at all. When the river completes a straight and a flush i am definetly shutting out...
  • 2 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030

      I sometimes don't mind just calling pre as that keeps a lot of worse hands in that may pay you off if you hit. But as I can't be sure now someone will not limp behind and make this multiway as he made kinda smallish raise, I like 3betting here and playing HU with teh fish. So that's more like side note. :)

      I think cbetting that flop is ok, because you may fold some pocket pairs/gutshots/9x/Tx ofc if he's able to fold them ever. And even if he can't do that - he doesn't seem overaggro, so I assume he will check back a lot of turns and you may get free card at that point if you want.

      Good luck!
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Flop is fine either way, but you shouldn't expect him to fold any kind of equity really, 9x and gutshots are all calling for sure, not to mention better pairs and better draws. If you c-bet it's because you expect he can fold some stuff like underpair with no gutshot and undercards, as well as the fact that he can call you with 9x/Tx against which you have 2 overcards with a gutshot to improve later or even draws that you're ahead of with AJ-high, so you're not dead by any means against a good chunk of his range.

      On the turn you lose equity against pairs and even tho the board rolls out drawier so villain could call a bet with more draws, it usually doesn't quite balance out. If you didn't want to c-bet the flop, don't bet the turn.

      Hope it helps.