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10nl deep : Weak vs Cagy play - Tue Sep 09, 2014, 03:36 PM
shoim's Avatar
Since: Jun 2013
Posts: 180
Hey guys,

First hand with opponent.
Back story : I am experiencing a little of o a downswing at 10nl (I am rolled for deep stack and love it though).
What do you think, please, of this hand ?

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (5 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

MP ($20.01)
Hero (Button) ($31.93)
SB ($25.13)
BB ($23.97)
UTG ($25.19)

Preflop: Hero is Button with K, 9
1 fold, MP calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.45, SB calls $0.40, 2 folds

Flop: ($1.20) J, A, 10 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $0.57, SB calls $0.57

Turn: ($2.34) 8 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks

River: ($2.34) 9 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks

Total pot: $2.34 | Rake: $0.11

Results below:
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Wed Sep 10, 2014, 12:03 AM
TheLangolier's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,499
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Hi shoim,

Looks fine to me. Villain is probably a fish if he's limp/calling instead of opening for a raise, so I like our preflop and flop line. When he calls our flop c-bet, he's likely got a weak ace or some kind of draw. He's not folding any of these on the turn, so there's no great reason to charge ourselves to draw to the nuts. And likewise on the river, it's a nice scare card to turn our hand into a bluff with, but asking a fish to fold top pair even on a scary board is a tall order, so I prefer to just give up here and hope he turns over a complete bust like 7s5s or something.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014, 08:01 AM
shoim's Avatar
Since: Jun 2013
Posts: 180
Hey Dave,

Thank you, I found that this was actually a big leak on my part : trying to force passive players off their even lowest pair.

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