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Calling down with top 2 pairs - Tue Mar 26, 2013, 12:11 PM
3revos's Avatar
Since: Jan 2011
Posts: 16

stats: 33/25, flop_cbet=80, turn_cbet=50, af=4, 52 hands

It was zoom and had no specific reads on him, but given his wide range and aggression, i decided to call him down.
Do you think i should give respect to the size of the river bet and give up, even against him?
Tue Mar 26, 2013, 04:19 PM
ArtySmokesPS's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,359
Hi 3revos,

Against an aggro player with stats like those, I think calling down is optimal. He's potting every street, so there's a chance he flopped a set and is taking you to valuetown, hoping you have exactly AQ, but I think he also takes this line with AK/AJ (which you beat) and even some worse Aces. Sometimes you'll be chopping with another AQ.
I'd actually still call on the river with AK, as the pot-sized bet on the river can also be a missed flush draw that turned top pair, with AhXh.

It's pretty sick that villain rivered the nuts with KT here, but you can take a couple of useful notes that will save/win you money in future.

1. Pot-sized c-bet w KT on Qxx flop. (Bets big with air)
2. Pot-sized turn c-bet w gutshot KT on QxxA. (Barrels with draws)

If this guy frequently barrels big with weak draws, then he's a perfect candidate to call down against when you make top pair. Just grit your teeth and make hero calls against him, as he appears pretty spewy.

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