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PSO SOP 20 round 1 - Sat Jun 08, 2013, 09:33 AM
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is this a fold?

I know that Villian plays a TAG style in General and for most of the match has not been making bluffs and yet as he is falling behind in chips has made more 3 bets and bets on the river, so could be a bluff but my thinking here was its to wet a board with 4 to a straight and 3 to a flush for him to not have anything.....

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Sat Jun 08, 2013, 03:37 PM
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Hi Grade B,

Hand Analysis

• Pre-flop
Dealt:
We are in position and the villain is sitting on 41bb. The villains stack depth still leaves us enough room to be raising a wide range on the button. This is a decent connected hand and does have potential post flop in terms of semi-bluffing with a good amount of equity. This hand can catch many opponents off guard, if they are a hand reader, but given that you had specific reads of their overall table image, I'd lean towards this not being the case.

• Flop
We flop bottom pair and at best have very thin showdown value versus a 'tight aggressive player', the general rule of thumb in most situations would be to bet and collect dead money or maybe get a better hand to fold, which is absolutely fine, I'd make my sizing just a tad bit smaller 1/2'ish pot will accomplish the same result as a bigger bet (depends on villains tendencies). But this board is some what middling and will hit most if not all general population BB defending range, it's a rainbow flop and doesn't present to many threats to a villain holding these hands A9 K9 Q9 J9 T9 98 97 99 88 66, AJ KJ QJ JT J8 J7 are all plausible. There are also straight draws present for KQ QT Q8 87 T8 KT T7. I'd prefer to check here in this spot as there is a more hands that could plausibly be in their range that have us beat than we are ahead of.

• Turn
Brings the , which is not a bad card for us if they do not have a range of Tx, as if a 7 peeled on the river we'd make a straight. I like the check back this turn to save bets for a better hand and hope to peel that 7.

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if they are a hand reader, but given that you had specific reads of their overall table image, I'd lean towards this not being the case.
We do have a hand sample on this villain, a good feel for their dynamic/table image and this card helps our perceived range, if you have been constructing your ranges well in previously played hands, but the ranges mentioned above will continue on the turn either by leading or check/calling for pot control/value, it will be difficult to fold out better hands.


• River
I do not see to many back door flush combos in the villains range that are calling a flop bet besides | | | | . With a possible flush and a straight present on this board texture we have a VERY thin bluff catcher and there are more hands in their value range than bluffs in my opinion Q8 Q9 QT QJ QK JT J9 J8 99 88 66 T7 J7. Good fold. Did you bust this villain to advance?


Hope this helps.

Good luck and good decisions,
CannonLee



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Sat Jun 08, 2013, 03:44 PM
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ty Cannon,

I did go on to bust the villian but it was a close run thing

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Sun Jun 09, 2013, 02:15 AM
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ty Cannon,

I did go on to bust the villian but it was a close run thing

Grade b
Way to go!

Good luck in the remaining 2013 PSO Series of Poker events! Congratulations for your bracelet win!






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