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5NL 6-Max Zoom: Interpreting click back flop raise - Thu May 09, 2013, 04:37 AM
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5NL 6-Max Zoom. Are there any issues with my line in this hand?


I only had 13 hands on villain, but he was running 46/38 and only one table. He seemed fishy.

I tend to view click-back raises as fairly polarizing. Either they have strong hand like a set, or a weak hand such as semi-bluffing with a draw. In this spot a weak hand seemed most likely.

The 4 on the turn was unlikely to have helped the villain. When he checked, I assumed his flop raise was a bluff, but my hand wasn't so strong. Im not sure if I should have bet for value and to protect my hand, or focus on pot control and checking.

The river was another brick. Now I felt rather confident that I indeed was ahead. I lead with a bet and get raised again. This smelled weak. I called since reraising seemed to risk getting value owned.


Thanks!

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Thu May 09, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Hi Greg,

I would bet/fold the turn... if he check-raises again that's enough to convince me, but typically what we'll see here is a weak Q, a 9, a draw hoping for a free card, or some freak turned 2 pair where he was making a move on the flop and then improved, like 34s. He'll call with all Qx, probably all 9x, and certainly all draws.

As played, I like the call on the river, his line makes no sense... better hands should bet for value and not risk a check-behind, and bluffs should also bet and not risk us checking! Now that doesn't mean we're good... he seems fishy and thus may do a lot of things that make no sense, but I think we are going to see enough weird stuff we're beating to make calling fine.


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Thu May 09, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Thanks Dave!

He was holding A10o and I won a decent pot. I just felt a bit handcuffed postflop since I didnt have any idea what he was holding.

I have seen more strange play in my 3K hands of 6-Max this week than I have all year on Full Ring. Perhaps, I notice it easier now that I have some experience. Perhaps Im used to 25NL. Or, perhaps 6-max attracts a different type of player than full ring. Im learning and having fun no matter what the reason!

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Thu May 09, 2013, 11:31 AM
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Doesn't surprise me... ATo definitely falls into the "weird stuff" category here.


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