Home / Community / Forum / Poker Education / Texas Hold'Em Cash Games /

5nl zoom calling AJ oop

5nl zoom calling AJ oop - Wed Dec 18, 2013, 04:10 AM
Praydk's Avatar
Since: Mar 2012
Posts: 504

17/17 13 hands
First the flop, his betsize looked like he didn't hit anything, overpairs will bet bigger, draws too. Will you peel one off here?
Then on the turn his betsize didn't change much but he is barreling nonetheless, I'm not sure what to put him on, it doesn't cooperate much with my flop read, he may be having some pair+draw, so would raising here be good in this case?
River looked like a busted straight draw that saw a nice opportunity to bluff. I'm not sure what other hands can take this line here.
Wed Dec 18, 2013, 12:17 PM
TheLangolier's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,501
(Head Trainer)
Hi Pray,

Firstly it's ok to fold prelfop imo. AJo doesn't play too well OOP without initiative here. If we knew we were up against a wider range, a call or 3b could be in order, but vs. an UTG open from a guy who's only played 2/13 hands, I don't rate him to be wide here.

I definitely don't like peeling the flop OOP here... think about how the hand plays out on future streets... if we turn the best hand, it's hard to get paid, and if we don't improve we're lost and can easily be taken off the pot. If we feel he's missed or doesn't have much, this is a nice spot to check/raise as the board hits our perceived defending range much better than his UTG open range, and when he doesn't fold we rate to have outs to fall back on (he will probably fold AK/AQ immediately, and when he continues it will often be with a draw or JJ-KK, giving us as many as 7 outs to suck out).

Head Live Trainer
Check out my Videos

4 Time Bracelet Winner


Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com