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5nl FR, TPTK vs strong line - Wed Apr 10, 2013, 03:28 AM
Espada_Nu.4's Avatar
Since: May 2012
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villain is unknown
is my fold correct here? should i continue(call or raise)?
Wed Apr 10, 2013, 07:38 PM
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Since: Jul 2011
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heey espada, i think that a verry thight fold i would at least call one more street and see what he does on the river i think you are ahead here almost every time

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Wed Apr 10, 2013, 10:34 PM
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Hi Espada,

I agree with ado, I'm just not convinced we're beat. First of all he's not totally unknown, he's sitting with a odd short stack of 43bb's so when we hit top pair/top kicker I'm generally going to be willing to commit in a single raised pot unless the villain gives me pause with an extremely strong line or the board runs out bad (or both).

His line here doesn't do that. The flop donk bet is often indicative of a 1 pair hand trying to "see where it's at" or a draw. When you opt to raise this bet I think you should be committing on safe turn cards. While the 9c is not the proverbial blank, it really only improves a few hands... KT, Q9, J9... and I'm not sure he would lead again with these. Maybe the 2 pairs but not likely the KT, players love to check-raise that strength.

Of course it's possible he's doing something random with a better hand, but I think we are often going to be up against a holding like KQ that doesn't realize it's not good, or a hand that picked up outs like QT. And for all the random better hands taking a weird line here he's probably more than equally likely to show up with something much worse, like KJ or AT. My preference is to put him the rest of the way in on the turn and take my chances personally.

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