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BB vs SB battle... Range thoughts? - Mon Feb 10, 2014, 03:49 AM
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This is BB vs SB battle - Just 6max 2nl… Will break it down a bit more each street….

PokerStars Hand #111578618064: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02 USD) - 2014/02/10 13:29:14 ACST [2014/02/09 21:59:14 ET]

*** HOLE CARDS ***
BB: Dealt to hititflush [Jd Kd]
SB: Villain: raises $0.04 to $0.06 (have minimal stats on him, however is playing 27/15 – only over 27 hands)
hititflush: calls $0.04

Pre-FLOP: Flat calling vs raising. I am happy with flat calling and playing pot in position with KJ suited as I think it does flop pretty well. If I was going to raise I would rather do it with my weaker or stronger ranges… Thoughts?

*** FLOP *** [8h Jh 2d] POT: .12

Villain: bets $0.08
hititflush: calls $0.08

FLOP Action: Villain leads, with minimal stats he has 100% c-bet (3 from 3), so I don’t really give this credit… Having flopped top pair, decent kicker, also being an over to the board and a back door flush – Happy to flat call as I feel I am ahead a lot, so flatting and playing poker based upon the turn… My target is to get value from a weaker J, Heart flush draw and hand like 8 9, 8 7, 10 8 etc…

Is there a stronger case for raising?

*** TURN *** [8h Jh 2d] [4d] POT: .28

Villain: bets $0.20
hititflush: raises to $0.52
Villain: raises $3.04 to $3.56 and is all-in

TURN Action: Villain again leads, making pot .48… I don’t think the 4d has improved his range, so I feel I am still ahead a lot in this spot against range as discussed on FLOP… If anything the 4d improves my equity in the pot, now drawing to the 2nd nut flush. I therefore choose to raise .52 bringing pot to 1.00 – Villain then shoves, putting the rest of my effective stack, giving me effectively 2:1 pots odd to make the call…

What do we feel this does to villain’s range based upon his 3-bet turn shove, and can we muster the equity to make a profitable call?

Happy to provide my actions and subsequent hand results… Just keen on peoples thoughts on hand to date…
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2014, 06:47 AM
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Hi hititflush

"Pre-FLOP: Flat calling vs raising. I am happy with flat calling and playing pot in position with KJ suited as I think it does flop pretty well. If I was going to raise I would rather do it with my weaker or stronger ranges… Thoughts?"

"FLOP Action: Is there a stronger case for raising?" I think not, I hate raising here and getting a shove in my face with their draws, etc.

No point in raising turn either I think for the same reason I stated about the flop, which just did happen which totally sucks and we have to fold.
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2014, 07:05 AM
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Cheers Geo... Yes, River came 8 clubs... villain ended up showing JJ for the boat... Felt J's were unlikely hand, with me having J blocker... However Poker in a funny game...
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2014, 08:09 AM
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I agree with Geo that I don't like raising the turn here. Your hand isn't that strong, it's only Top Pair 2nd kicker. Let him continue firing his bluffs and you have the added bonus of seeing a cheap river to try and outdraw him the times that he is ahead of you.
 

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