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NL5 SH - facing check-shove with str8 - Fri Jun 27, 2014, 11:45 PM
pockettones's Avatar
Since: Mar 2013
Posts: 151
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SB: $4.80 (96 bb)
Hero (BB): $9.75 (195 bb)
UTG: $12.67 (253.4 bb)
MP: $5.82 (116.4 bb)
CO: $6.99 (139.8 bb)
BTN: $9.28 (185.6 bb)

Preflop: Hero is BB with Q K
4 folds, SB raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.30, SB calls $0.20

Flop: ($0.60) J T K (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $0.45, SB calls $0.45

Turn: ($1.50) 9 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $1.05, SB raises to $4.05 and is all-in, Hero calls $3

River: ($9.60) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

villain 30/18/8.3 AF of 3 sb steal of 40%, fold to 3b 25%. Thoughts?
Sat Jun 28, 2014, 12:41 AM
birdayy's Avatar
Since: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,179
I'd much rather x/c this hand. We got decent equity but it's very middling in hand strength.

As played I think it's fine.
Sun Jun 29, 2014, 05:41 PM
ArtySmokesPS's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,355
I like checking back the flop too, in order to call all non-club turns and rivers, or bet them yourself.

As played, the turn bet is bit on the large size, since it's hard to get called by worse. I think you have to stack off though, although the equity balance is probably quite close. You chop with random Qx hands, are well ahead of two pairs/sets, worse straights, and the naked Ac, but you're drawing dead against AQ (a very likely hand, given pre-flop action) and flushes. Hmmm. It might even be a fold to the check-shove.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014, 07:24 AM
pockettones's Avatar
Since: Mar 2013
Posts: 151
So you mean check the flop as a form of pot control so I don't have to face a check raise? I think this is a good idea if the opponent is agressive (like this one) but its a bet vs a fish. Turns out he had 75 clubs and flopped the flush lol.

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