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Horrible play - Tue Sep 09, 2014, 03:40 PM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
It is $11 Super Stack tournament on FTP with 12min slow blind level and 5000 starting stack.

1) Should I fold preflop to his 3-bet or call?
2) Can I 4-bet him preflop?
3) Should I donk the flop or check-raise his flop c-bet or just call his c-bet?
4) Should I donk bet on the turn?
5) Should I call the river?

Full Tilt Poker Game #34670312849: Super Stack $4K Guarantee (275148812), Table 34 - NL Hold'em - 60/120 Ante 15 - 23:42:46 IST - 2014/09/09 [14:12:46 ET - 2014/09/09]
Seat 1: Digao20 (4,249)
Seat 2: Khite Tzu (13,696)
Seat 3: THEMULTIADD (5,390)
Seat 4: adikumar2010 (7,708)
Seat 5: dzho_1986 (6,606)
Seat 6: beniboobear (4,440)
Seat 7: Caliban84 (5,890)
Seat 8: EMA SAMSONOVNA (4,727)
Seat 9: kassigor88 (25,652)
Digao20 antes 15
Khite Tzu antes 15
adikumar2010 antes 15
dzho_1986 antes 15
beniboobear antes 15
Caliban84 antes 15
kassigor88 antes 15
beniboobear posts the small blind of 60
Caliban84 posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ]
kassigor88 has 15 seconds left to act
kassigor88 folds
Digao20 folds
Khite Tzu folds
THEMULTIADD has 15 seconds left to act
adikumar2010 raises to 252
dzho_1986 has 15 seconds left to act
THEMULTIADD has been disconnected
dzho_1986 raises to 755
THEMULTIADD has reconnected
beniboobear has 15 seconds left to act
beniboobear folds
Caliban84 folds
adikumar2010 has 15 seconds left to act
adikumar2010 has requested TIME
adikumar2010 calls 503
*** FLOP *** [ ] (Total Pot: 1,825, 2 Players)
adikumar2010 checks
dzho_1986 bets 1,095
adikumar2010 calls 1,095
*** TURN *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 4,015, 2 Players)
adikumar2010 has 15 seconds left to act
adikumar2010 checks
dzho_1986 checks
*** RIVER *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 4,015, 2 Players)
adikumar2010 has 15 seconds left to act
adikumar2010 checks
dzho_1986 bets 4,741, and is all in
adikumar2010 folds
Uncalled bet of 4,741 returned to dzho_1986
dzho_1986 mucks
dzho_1986 wins the pot (4,015)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4,015 | Rake 0
Board: [ ]
Seat 1: Digao20 folded before the Flop
Seat 2: Khite Tzu folded before the Flop
Seat 3: THEMULTIADD folded before the Flop
Seat 4: adikumar2010 folded on the River
Seat 5: dzho_1986 (button) collected (4,015), mucked
Seat 6: beniboobear (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: Caliban84 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: EMA SAMSONOVNA folded before the Flop
Seat 9: kassigor88 folded before the Flop

Tue Sep 09, 2014, 08:05 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi adikumar2010!

Two pieces of information that is left out are what this opp has showed at showdown and has their 3-bets always been this large? Solely based on their numbers, they look to be a very solid player (but it's too small of a sample to know for sure).

With AQs, I get a very large 3-bet from what looks to be a solid opp. Since I'm out of position, I need to either 4-bet or fold here. I do not want to call and be out of position to what looks to be a solid TAG player.
The problem with 4-betting is that AQs does not play well against this opp's range as their 3-bet range should be about 1/3 of their PFR (88+,ATs+,KQs,AKo), but the sample size is not large enough to show this (probably 1 in 6). Against this range, I'm a 57-43% dog, so I really do not want to 4-bet. If the opp was loose, then 4-betting is an option, but not against this opp type.

The best option due to the opp type here is to fold to the 3-bet preflop.
If I saw the flop (which I would not), when I flop TPTK on a board with a flush draw, I'm making a standard 1/2 pot value bet. Calling a raise OOP, then checking the flop is a huge leak that many players have in their game and one that I want to avoid. If I'm calling pre when OOP, I need to be ready to bet just about ANY flop, let alone one that I hit. If I'm not willing to do this, I need to muck pre.

There's another problem here and that is the sizing of the opp's flop bet.. it's huge, compared to a standard bet and is even pricing out a combo draw... another big red flag to fold.

On the turn and river, I'm absolutely check/folding. The only reason that the opp would check the turn... is with the nuts. They intentionally priced out every draw on the flop and now check. This line only makes sense if they have the nuts.

I'd be expecting the opp to show up with AhQh or AhK or AhA basically every single time here.

The key in the hand is to fold AQs OOP to a 3-bet from what looks to be a competent opponent.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)

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