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5nl FR Zoom - 74s - Mon Jun 09, 2014, 07:26 AM
pullin1988's Avatar
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 717
Hi guys,

Could you please analyse my hand below.

Villain's stats:

17/8/1.8 90 hand sample

I called the turn instead of rasing, as I was worried about villain having a the higher straight. I believed that if I raise on this turn, then it is unlikely to be called by worse.


Mon Jun 09, 2014, 08:55 AM
birdayy's Avatar
Since: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,179
I'd prefer raising preflop with this hand. It generally plays a lot better with initiative in regards to barreling etc.

As for post flop, I like the way you played it. I would prefer betting bigger on the flop, but it's not a huge deal.

Make sure to make a note on the way he played this hand for the future.
Tue Jun 10, 2014, 02:17 PM
ArtySmokesPS's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,346
As a general piece of advice, always raise anything suited when the SB merely completes. He'll fold to a raise remarkably often, but even when he doesn't, his range is so weak that he'll check-fold to a c-bet on most boards.

As played, I think you should fold the river. It's a pot-sized bet on a very connected board. With two pairs or a set, villain would check-call. When he leads, it's for sheer value, because he has a straight and he hopes you're the one with two pairs. Your straight is just a bluff-catcher, when there aren't many/(any?) bluffs in villain's range, and you're chopping at best, so just fold.

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