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A8s 25nl zoom, Its value betting trips, on this board is to thin?

A8s 25nl zoom, Its value betting trips, on this board is to thin? - Sat Sep 07, 2013, 02:03 PM
CaRLoS_DZ87's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 184
vs 60/20/1,0 5 hands

PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

Button ($25)
SB ($25)
BB ($20.73)
Hero (UTG) ($72.81)
MP ($6.50)
CO ($27.16)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with 8, A
Hero raises to $0.75, 3 folds, SB calls $0.65, BB calls $0.50

Flop: ($2.25) 8, 8, Q (3 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $1.70, 1 fold, BB calls $1.70

Turn: ($5.65) 4 (2 players)
BB bets $3.75, Hero calls $3.75

River: ($13.15) K (2 players)
BB checks, Hero...

When he donks i thought he could have QXs 99 TT JJ 9J 9T with a spade. When he checks im thinking if he calls with a Q, i think he definetly calls with QK (or the other 8, if some how he can play it this way)and that if its possible he plays a small flush like this.

Value bet or not? if yes how much?
Sat Sep 07, 2013, 06:25 PM
GarethC23's Avatar
Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,273
I think shoving is a good option here and we should probably go for it pretty often. The alternative is to bet 4.5 and fold to a shove.

Shoving targets KQ type hands, 8x, and QX. 4.5 can target hands as weak as 99 and will get called by KX QX all the time. It depends a bit on your read on this player. I think I would elect to go for 4.50 with this hand since we block 8X and don't beat everything. I would prefer a shove with 44.

If you bet 4.50 and he check-shoves, he probably has you beat often enough that you aren't getting a good enough price to call. He can play a lot of full houses that way, K8 type stuff.

Last edited by GarethC23; Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 10:34 PM..

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