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Played Too Passively? - 25 NL Fullring Hand - Tue Sep 09, 2014, 07:09 PM
royalraise85's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 26,019
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Here's some stats on the villain:

and here's the hand:

Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

Question 1.

Should have I even called his 3bet preflop with this marginal hand and why?

Question 2.

Even though I flopped a good draw I didn't hit anything, my plan was to check/fold unless my hand improved on later streets, was this a correct play?

I'd love to hear how other players would play this hand and for what reason.

Tue Sep 09, 2014, 09:36 PM
birdayy's Avatar
Since: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,179
You triple off on this board texture when he checks.

It's a board that smashes your range and thus you should be playing it very aggressively.

Pre is very marginal given he is so tight. I'd likely fold pre at this stack depth and call if we were 150+bb deep because this hand favours a large spr.

Last edited by birdayy; Tue Sep 09, 2014 at 11:21 PM..
Wed Sep 10, 2014, 12:13 AM
TheLangolier's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,476
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Hi Paul,

I pretty much agree with what birdayy said.

To be clear, this is not a full ring hand. It's a full ring table but we are 5 handed and that can change the dynamics quite a bit with some villains. Like, they know they should be wider and more aggressive short handed but being used to full ring they aren't experienced at how to do it well.

That being said, The guy is pretty nitty with a very tight 3B range, and nits tend to not adjust to short handed play much but just keep playing their same tight style or quit the short table. So I would definitely fold to his 3B on this depth of money.

And post flop once he checks this flop, not only does it hit our range well like birdayy said but he will have AK like all the time, because he would bet his big pairs to protect his hand, so we can bet and have a very high % expectation of taking it down, in not otf then ott. Having the draws to fall back on is just a bonus, we can put pressure on this player type in spots like this with all our air and just exploit him hard for being too tight/conservative.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014, 03:42 AM
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Since: Jan 2013
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I would of two barreled and bottled the river but im not always betting draws on every flop when checked to some players are so fancy they cant resist x/r flop with there over pairs.
Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:40 PM
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Thanks guys, appreciate it!


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