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Semi-Bluff - Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:00 PM
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This is a hand I won, but looking back, I'm wondering if I just got lucky and was making some -ev plays throughout:



I think the pre-flop call is correct, the words in the back of my head are 'AK is just too strong to fold pre-flop to one raiser, so I have to see this flop'.

Is this right? The UTG raiser definately isn't a nit, but isn't insane either.

But the call on the flop is confusing, I was thinking something like 'I have 2 overs and a gutshot, I can't fold to a c-bet'.

Then the turn comes and gives me more outs, so I make an extremely aggressive play and re-raise. Something tells me this was a mistake, even though I won?
 
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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Hi Jamei,

Actually preflop against a short stack who is not a nit I think you can just 3b and get it in with him instead of calling and playing the pot out of position. On the flop I actually like leading into him. As played I don't mind your aggressive action, it looks super strong and it's hard for him to call without a Q or better. You're probably getting called by AA and KK to considering how short he is but you have a blocker to each of those hands and a lot of outs as well.


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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for the reply, one question though, why would leading the flop be a good idea here?
 
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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:10 PM
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It's a semi-bluff with hand equity to fall back on, it might get him to release hands like AJ, 88, or another AK by seizing the initiative.


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