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$5NL FR, Trapping. Missed value on river? - Sun Apr 13, 2014, 02:33 PM
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Decided not to raise preflop with the intention of trapping (opp is very loose and passive) if i connected with the flop.

Preflop I had a hunch he was holding Ace rag, by the turn i was almost certain.

As the hand is being played out Im feeling pretty comfortable in my reads and that my hand is best.

Come the river I still feel Im good although there is the remote posibility he could have a six ( a set of deuces on the turn never possible) but I just dont believe it.

Despite my read, I check with the intention of X/C.

Would any of you lead out or checked raised in this spot?

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Mon Apr 14, 2014, 10:09 AM
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Hi Sle,

I don't like this line at all tbh. The big problems are preflop, so let's focus there.

You basically said you didn't raise to disguise the strength of your hand. But you are against a fish who is certainly not ranging you. Case in point, he should never bet this river with the post flop line you took, as if he's ranging you, he's either beat or you've given up on a bluff. To answer your question, I think you definitely missed value on the river when you checked to him, but got lucky he bailed you out and bet anyway. I think a loose passive guy is checking down behind you with A-rag a huge % of the time.

At any rate, I am pretty sure that trying to get sneaky preflop against someone you don't need to sneak around, isn't making you more money than raising preflop to get more money in with the best hand and punishing him for his loose-passive leaking.

The other big problem is the read, at least preflop. I'm not opposed to following hunches, but starting with a range of A-rag is dangerously narrow for a villain who you describe as very loose... most of his loose/garbage range won't include an ace. And your play is inconsistent with that read... you would certainly want to raise preflop vs. A-rag, and this is the perfect river card for you to comfortably bet again vs. A-rag because you are always good and his kicker improved to a jack so he'll pay off a bigger bet, so with this read X/C is not the play, I would actually overbet all in as it's not much more than pot and this is the prototype villain to not lay down an ace.


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Mon Apr 14, 2014, 11:51 AM
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Wow. Very insightful.

Thanks
 

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