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who's trapping who... - Sat Dec 03, 2011, 04:03 PM
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Just got a table change and the AGG that was immediately in front of me is now behind me....(68% vpip and 70% + pre flop raise).....at this point I have played 2 hands of 46 dealt and as the blinds are up to 50 100. I need to chip up. His range is 23 off thru AA (lol saw both at his show downs and the 23 off was all in UTG +1) so skies the limit
(ps This is first time trying to post a hand so.....if it doesn't work .....)


Any comments about the play are welcome ! hope this works...cheers r0ck
 
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Sat Dec 03, 2011, 04:08 PM
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Pre flop:

27BB is a stack that you really want to be entering for a raise to give you the max chance to represent the widest range possible on continuation.
Raisng to 3.75BB is a bit high for your stack though, as with a single caller and a standard C-Bet, you are probably looking at around a 10 to 11BB total investment off your stack. That is a bit past a committment point for you, so is quite dice-y with a hand like 99. I think I'd have prefered a smaller pre flop raise, on the order of 2.5BB to go or so, to keep my investment after a C-Bet around 20% to 25% of my stack at max.

Flop:

With the A on the flop, I love the fact you passed up a C-Bet with the info you have on the villain. It is way too likely he might try a wild bluff, or he might have called with a rag Ace, to like putting out any sort of c-Bet here then folding. Even if you had elected to raise a smaller amount pre (as I suggest), not C-Betting here into someone who has shown little discipline in terms of ability to fold, is probably not a bad idea. Nice job.

Turn:

BINGO!

Now you are on the 2nd nut hand (set of 9's), and you've hit about the best yo could hope for when you entered the pot on 99 UTG. I do not get why you lead for only 100.

If it was to try inducing a bluff, a lead of like 300 to 400 looks small enough to be just a single pair hit on that turn, and it is likely to get called about as often as the 100 bet you made; only the slightly larger bet puts more value in for you immediately.

If you were betitng for pure value, then you really should bet 450+ here.

Obviously, you really should NOT be thinking about folding, but you should be thinking about ways to set yourself up to get the rest of your stack in (if possible).

A larger bet is needed to do that though.

River:

The smaller bet on the prior street has now forced your river lead to be aobut 300 to 400 chips smaller than it could have been with a larger turn bet.

It is a good thing for you that the Villain made some terrible mistakes in this hand, and that he held a strong hand too, or else you would have left a good chunk of chips on the table here, that you may have gotten paid by a rag Ace hand that didnt boat up.

Last edited by JDean; Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 04:22 PM..
 

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