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10nl 6max, is this a leak?

10nl 6max, is this a leak? - Wed Mar 20, 2013, 04:53 PM
Espada_Nu.4's Avatar
Since: May 2012
Posts: 148

villain was playing
ST 0
in 70 hands

i have A5s in BB and villain minraises from SB. im getting a good price, plus ive got position but i decide to fold because he is a super nitt.
is calling here a leak against this guy, or is it a leak folding despite good odds and position?
Wed Mar 20, 2013, 06:29 PM
GarethC23's Avatar
Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,273
Yeah I think you should call here.

Being aware that the villain is a nit and has a tight range is a good reason to think you can use your position effectively here. You aren't going to go insane on A high boards with the knowledge of their range and tendencies that you have.

Let's review a few other facts

1 We have a hand with incentive to see a flop (gutter, flush draw, A ball)
2 We have position
3 We are getting a very good price

On point 3, we only need to do better than 1 bb, so the requirements to make a profitable call here aren't high. You don't have to win every hand, you don't have force the issue, just take the pot odds presented to you when they are favourable and keep your opponents range in mind when proceeding postflop.

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