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25NL FR ZOOM: SB with AKs, somewhat trickily played tptk - Mon Aug 18, 2014, 12:17 AM
dog-en-saka's Avatar
Since: Jul 2014
Posts: 22
The villain plays 11/9/5, CB 75, FCB 0 after 220 hands.

I feel my play was not so bad but somewhat tricky, so please comment if there's more profitable play. My thought was:

Once My villain decide to get involved, he doesn't easily fold and attempts float often. Perhaps he would call my 3bet pre / cbet postflop, and in most cases it would be hard to stay aggressive all the streets, especially oop. so I just called my AKs. Flop was dry, so I tried to pretend marginal hand and induce bluff, also to control the pot size.


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Button ($86.31)
Hero (SB) ($32.19)
BB ($42.39)
UTG ($33.35)
UTG+1 ($25)
MP1 ($22.26)
MP2 ($26.14)
MP3 ($38.96)
CO ($24.30)

Preflop: Hero is SB with Ac, Kc
4 folds, MP3 raises to $0.75, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.65, 1 fold

Flop: ($1.75) 4d, 8s, Kh (2 players)
Hero checks, MP3 bets $1, Hero calls $1

Turn: ($3.75) 10h (2 players)
Hero bets $2.50, MP3 calls $2.50

River: ($8.75) 8c (2 players)
Hero checks, MP3 bets $4.50, Hero calls $4.50
Mon Aug 18, 2014, 01:01 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
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Hi dog,

I think the preflop and flop lines are fine vs. a tight villain, 3-betting tends to fold out some of his dominated opens. Since he c-bets frequently and will c-bet this board texture as the PFR a lot, check/call seems good.

I'm curious why you led the turn though. You didn't include a c-bet turn stat so does he not barrel much? If he frequently double barrels then just check/call again, if not then I don't mind leading at all.

River seems like a bet would be better. We can be getting called on the turn by QQ/JJ that suspects we seized the lead in the betting because we turned a draw, and will bluff catch us now when that draw bricks off, but those same hands will tend to check down the river I think. So as played I'd lean towards betting river over check/calling.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014, 10:38 PM
dog-en-saka's Avatar
Since: Jul 2014
Posts: 22
Thanks dave,

I'm not sure I was fully conscious when playing, but the reasons were
1) I disliked to give a free card to AQ/AJ/QJs, not only any flush draw.
2) I wouldn't bet and could fail to extract from QQ/JJ/weaker Kx if I saw a heart OTR.
Is it unreasonable? Villain's turn cbet was 40 (2/5).

On this time the villain showed AhQh, a missed flush draw, but still now I feel betting OTR would be better as you say.
Villain's river bet seems not so good, since having two blockers he could see it was less likely that I had a draw...

Last edited by dog-en-saka; Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 03:03 AM..
Thu Aug 21, 2014, 07:10 PM
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Since: Jul 2013
Posts: 4
Check call all the way.. bet turn.. GL

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