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2nl Cash Game 66 - Tue Jul 30, 2013, 06:33 PM
pullin1988's Avatar
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 717

Please could you analyse my hand below.

I really don't know what to make of this. I think I probably played this badly

This is all I have on villain

VPIP/PFR/AG = 14/2/3



Last edited by pullin1988; Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 06:50 PM..
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:15 PM
ForrestFive's Avatar
Since: May 2011
Posts: 2,036
Hi pullin

You could play against a passive player who calls a lot, by betting the flop turn and river. You would have invested more money and have to fold to a raise on the river. What beats you? A better pair.

I think it's basically a cooler no matter how you play it. The HA peeps may suggest a better line than mine either way you lost the minimum.
Wed Jul 31, 2013, 06:36 AM
geoVARTA's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,306
Hi pullin,

I'm definitely betting the flop. We have an overpair to the board that is likely to be best now, but is extremely vulnerable, so we bet for value now before overcards come.

As played, we are calling the turn; we can beat 5x, 44, 22 and random stabs.
OTR however, it might be a fold since we have little hands that we beat given that it is unlikely villain would be bluffing in that spot and hard for him to be value betting 22/44.
Wed Jul 31, 2013, 07:28 AM
pullin1988's Avatar
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 717
Yeah, I thought that I should have bet the flop.

Cheers for analysis.

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 12:17 PM
ArtySmokesPS's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,324
You have to bet the flop. You were the pre-flop raiser and should be c-betting almost every flop when this player checks to you. Your hand is is the weakest overpair, and you can't let hands like AQ take a free card to improve. I think vilain will have a pocket pair most of the time, so if he calls on the flop, I'd shut down, as you're only beating 44/22 but are crushed by 55/33 and 77+.
If you'd bet the flop, the hand would likely have played out quite differently, but as played, I'd fold the turn. You're not beating anything but overcards, and I think this guy wouldn't bet without a made hand.

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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 12:35 PM
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Hi pullin,

Definitely bet the flop, we have the best hand more often than not here and will get called by any worse pairs, any draw including gut shots, and maybe peeled by big cards and ace highs once, so betting for value against these hands and to protect our equity with a vulnerable holding is essential.

As played, I would call the river bet... he may bet again with all worse hands that stabbed the turn since there's a full house on board and he thinks we might have just ace high and fold, and he might chop anyway if we don't fold.

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