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right thoughts? - Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:53 AM
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This one saw villian previous hand 3bet in UTG+2 a UTG raise and call his all in with A5s, So with this in mind I decide to call his 3bet, if I hit an A or J I am pretty much calling it off.

Was this wrong should I have folded pre or jam Flop i do not think i have any fold equity v this guy once he has an A in his hand so decide to call down believing (hoping) i have better hand.

 
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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Despite being UTG, you've ended up being in position for this hand, as only the SB came along. You can 4-bet for value if you like, or just flat in position and see what the flop brings.
You get a monster flop. I'd probably check-raise, trying to get stacks in. You'll probably get stacks in by calling down anyway, as I doubt this villain will be too scared by a flush draw hitting on the turn. You were very unlucky that you missed your flush outs and villain hit his 3-outer on the river.
 
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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:22 PM
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Hi Dive,

AJ is a pretty marginal open from UTG. I would open it myself but it's probably the very bottom of my range and I would proceed cautiously.

Normally I would fold AJ to a 3b on level with these stacks but in this case I think a call is warranted as we have position, the best possible price since the villain sized his 3b terribly, and we already know he's a fish prone to big mistakes.

On the flop I think calling is fine (@Arty, we can't check/raise, we're in position). Villain will have enough stuff that has missed and is just c-betting, if we raise/jam now we are not getting called very often by hands like QQ I'd think, but we'll get called by all his aces, and assuming he's not 3-betting pre with A-rag we are only beating AT if he has one, we're behind AK, AQ, A9. Plus if we raise he just folds hands like KQ and we don't want that, we want to give him a chance to make a pair on the turn and fire away, or if he's got the K or Q of hearts, to make a flush draw on the turn (which will be drawing dead as it gives us the nuts) and fire away.

On the turn I prefer shoving now... his bet sizing is smaller than I'd expect from AK or AQ so I'm less concerned about those, and yet he's still betting... with the board getting more coordinated it's time to pull the trigger imo and not give some kind of gut shot or back door draw a free river to beat us (this guy will probably call those now but that's cool, if he wants to stack the rest off as a big dog with 1 card to come I'm good with that).


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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Ty both
 

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