Quiz of the week: Playing Suited Connectors (FL)

    • djma123
      djma123
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      Joined: 24.02.2010 Posts: 145
      Dear fellow PokerStrategists,

      when playing suited connectors you are obviously always hoping for the straight flush, but sometimes it's a mere bottom pair you get out of your hand. But isn't there a chance that this might still be enough?

      In this week's quiz of the week for Fixed Limit PokerStrategists we look at tricky spots in which you might have a weak made hand, a weak draw or even a monster draw.

      {communitylink=opabumbi+level} has created a new quiz in which you can test your ability to evaluate these situations correctly. Is my draw good enough to build a pot? Do I have enough equity to call? Should I just check/fold?



      Was it too hard? Too easy? How many points did you score?
  • 9 replies
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Q9.
      If the villain is so unreasonable in his play, can you explain why I don't 3bet the river here?
    • konkey
      konkey
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      Joined: 29.12.2009 Posts: 385
      only 14 out of 20
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      I don't like the explanation at Q9. Since his AF is only 1.3, what does he actually have in his range when he raises flop 4way? A8 is definetely not in his range IMO. J9, 78, 34s, 68s, 58s, 64s, 54s, 69s, 59s, 88, 99 maybe? We're like 40:60 vs that range so I agree with a call, every better hand will cap and we're never getting 66%+ EQ there.

      15/20 cause I didn't see a monster draw :D .
    • taavi1337
      taavi1337
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      Joined: 29.05.2009 Posts: 2,920
      16/20

      Very nice quiz. Thanks, opabumbi! I failed in two spots where I gave the opponents too much credit, but probably you have to be more SD-bound at higher stakes.
    • cash4mebg
      cash4mebg
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      Joined: 13.08.2009 Posts: 613
      18/20, nice quiz :)
    • tomzyb
      tomzyb
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      Joined: 02.08.2007 Posts: 623
      18/20, missed 43s on 39KJ board.. I mean given his low AF i think he just gives up the turn with A-highs and doesn't think about pushing me off of low pocket pairs. 9KJ hits his range very well, and he prolly won't bet low pocket pairs anymore, imo only things he could continue betting here are some low suited conectors that he picked FD with on the turn. I think we are ahead here close to never, and our outs are not suficient to make a call.. My opinion, with the given opponent.
    • cash4mebg
      cash4mebg
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      I made the same mistake there. Well probably I am too nitty
    • TerrorBlade
      TerrorBlade
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      Joined: 16.10.2007 Posts: 1,922
      18/20, got the 43 hand wrong too except there's no way that a fold is worth 0 while calling is worth 2 points.

      I'm close on this too because of the guys low AF, but remember he does have 37 VPIP. Imo it's really close to a flip here so there's probably no point theorising about it.

      Don't worry if you chose fold here, it's gonna be correct at the lower limits anyway.
    • ukcoolcat
      ukcoolcat
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 167
      16/20 happy with that considering that i only play fr and not at those nosebleed stakes! ;-)