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Help on the decision on river - Sat Apr 19, 2014, 07:51 PM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
Mr.Hitman can you plz take a look for me in this hand.

I can't put him on anything, I want to know what should I have done on river.

And also plz advice me on how to play this hand properly starting from preflop. because I know from starting I took a stupid line.

PokerStars Hand #115031261671: Tournament #897680688, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2014/04/20 5:04:20 IST [2014/04/19 19:34:20 ET]
Table '897680688 10' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Bang0900 (1125 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 2: trixX_56R (1745 in chips)
Seat 3: jokr02 (1080 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 4: djilhjuha (10813 in chips)
Seat 5: BigLeDbury (3225 in chips)
Seat 6: Mal Reynold$ (2320 in chips)
Seat 7: Gi Bi D (1125 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 8: DonkeyJez (1265 in chips)
Seat 9: adikumar2010 (6052 in chips)
jokr02: posts small blind 50
djilhjuha: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [Qh Tc]
BigLeDbury: folds
Mal Reynold$: folds
Gi Bi D: folds
DonkeyJez: folds
adikumar2010: raises 100 to 200
Bang0900 (Sitting Out): folds
trixX_56R: folds
jokr02 (Sitting Out): folds
djilhjuha (BB): calls 100
*** FLOP *** [2d 7d 5d]
djilhjuha: checks
adikumar2010: bets 200
djilhjuha: calls 200
*** TURN *** [2d 7d 5d] [6c]
djilhjuha: checks
adikumar2010: bets 400
djilhjuha: calls 400
*** RIVER *** [2d 7d 5d 6c] [8h]
djilhjuha: checks
adikumar2010: ??

Here are the stats on him:
Mon Apr 21, 2014, 09:45 AM
TheLangolier's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,501
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Hi adi,

Just give up imo. Give up on the turn tbh. You're trying to bluff the guy here, but once he calls the flop he's probably got something. That's a problem for you in 2 ways:

1) 51/9 guys are defending with such a wide range preflop that they do have combos that hit this board.

2) 51/9 guys are bad bluff targets because they don't like to fold much when they have something generally.

So we have a guy who may be fishy/stubborn enough to call you down with just ace high after chasing a nut flush draw, and a board run out that improves a bunch of his flop calling range to 2 pair or a straight. Give up, and do it earlier in the hand imo!

It's ok to give up in spots like this. We are generally going to make our chips from 51/9 guys by value betting them 3 streets, not 3-barrel bluffing them off pots.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014, 10:13 AM
baud2death's Avatar
Since: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,249
I agree, he is playing calling station which suggests he has something weak and is trying to see the river with a weak pair and isn't interested in what you could have and only cares what he has. Unfortunately, you can't push someone like this off their hand without either a) going at them for so much they have to fold or b) having a hand that can just pip them at showdown.

I would recommend just giving up at this point too, he is calling pretty much any fair bet and the only way you can win this hand is to fire right at him but with it being a freeroll, with his stats the way they are, I think he would call even an all-in in that spot, just on a weak pair.
Mon Apr 21, 2014, 07:07 PM
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Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
BTW I did this:


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