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5NL Zoom 6max, profitable bluff catching spot? - Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:01 PM
TommyGun369's Avatar
Since: Nov 2012
Posts: 340

This hand came up today and even though it is 5NL it really felt like one of those spots where bluff catching might be a reasonable option. I am not exactly sure though.

I know that the standard play here would be to give the villain credit for a hand and just let it go because it is microstakes and the guy is a regular so I was not expecting him to do this with any random 2 cards like some people just love to do at 5NL.

My HUD does not work for Zoom right now so I cannot provide any stats I have got only one note on the villain: HU he check called T99 double suited flop and checked it down with AK no FD after opening utg vs me OTB.

My very first thought after I got raised OTT was that he slowplayed a hand like AA or KK but this obviously does not make too much sense. Why would he ever not cbet this board 5 way?? This made me discount big pocket pairs from his range but my only real read being that he is a 4 tabling regular this might have been a mistake. After all this is 5NL, a magic land where anything can happen. So assuming he does not have an overpair what could he have? If this was a value raise then I was obviously not beating anything but for him to check it OTF he would have to flop a monster right? 99 or 44 which together is just 2 combos of hands that beat me. Of course he might check call flop with 66 and turn a boat but do people really go for a check call with a low pocket pair in this situation?? (well, looking at my note he might...) And if so he could also check call a hand like AK or AQ of spades which turned a FD which he is now semibluffing. Just a weird hand and a very difficult one to read for me. Is folding really the only option vs a relative unknown at Zoom?

And yeah a funny story... after thinking about the hand a bit I decided to ask him in the chat why would he do this with AA hoping to get any response which might be useful but instead of clicking the send button I clicked the raise button to put him all in. Hell yeah!



Last edited by TommyGun369; Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 06:06 PM..
Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:16 AM
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Since: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,119
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I would treat this situation a little different than the HU pot you played with this villain since in a multiway situation with him being the UTG raiser I feel that he might be a lot stronger here - especially in Zoom poker. 944rb may look like a great board for him to be slowplaying an overpair or even a boat.

As long as your read that he might be messing around here isn't really strong I would just b/f the turn here - which would also be my standard line against any unknown.

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