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Min-raise on the river - Tue Sep 30, 2014, 05:52 AM
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It is $5.50 Super Stack tournament on FTP with 12min slow blind level and 5000 starting stack.

1) What to take of this stupid river min-raise . Was he slow playing a set or two pair all the way ?
2) Funny thing is the original flop donker folded on the turn . Guess he had AIR.
3) Should I have raised the flop donk-bet
4) Should I also check the turn for trapping?

Full Tilt Poker Game #34744055664: Super Stack $1K Guarantee (276788441), Table 1 - NL Hold'em - 10/20 - 13:34:31 IST - 2014/09/29 [04:04:31 ET - 2014/09/29]
Seat 1: Owl4Ever (4,990)
Seat 2: Peter_Pech (5,000)
Seat 3: HIGHLOLLER (5,000)
Seat 4: 0thejackal (4,970)
Seat 5: Dangerous761 (4,870)
Seat 6: MrDenDen (4,830)
Seat 7: Rabegu (4,730)
Seat 8: Teroldego (4,910)
Seat 9: adikumar2010 (5,700)
MrDenDen posts the small blind of 10
Rabegu posts the big blind of 20
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ]
Teroldego folds
adikumar2010 raises to 60
Owl4Ever folds
Peter_Pech calls 60
HIGHLOLLER folds
0thejackal folds
Dangerous761 folds
MrDenDen calls 50
Rabegu folds
*** FLOP *** [ ] (Total Pot: 200, 3 Players)
MrDenDen bets 200
adikumar2010 calls 200
Peter_Pech calls 200
*** TURN *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 800, 3 Players)
MrDenDen checks
adikumar2010 has 15 seconds left to act
adikumar2010 bets 490
Peter_Pech calls 490
MrDenDen folds
*** RIVER *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 1,780, 2 Players)
adikumar2010 bets 890
Peter_Pech raises to 1,780
adikumar2010

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Tue Sep 30, 2014, 11:47 AM
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Hi adikumar2010!

With AKs, I'm definitely going to make a standard preflop raise.

I flop TPTK in a 3-way pot and get pot-donked into. I see these bets sometimes and they're mostly someone overbetting to get value from a maniac or air. With no read on this opp, it could be either as they're totally polarized (monster or air). Due to no read, I'm going to call and re-evaluate on the turn. I don't want to raise, as I could be beat and basically drawing dead if they did have a monster and I also have another player behind me. The bet's also large enough to price everything out, so I don't need to worry about that.

The turn is what should be a blank, but it does put a potential flush draw out there. The flop donk-bettor now checks, so I'm less worried about them. I'm going to make a standard value bet of 2/3 pot here (533 chips). I don't want to bet less or I am giving an opp with spades the correct odds to try to outdraw me.

The only way I can check the turn here, is if there is not a single card in the deck that can beat me... that's definitely not the case, so checking is not an option that I would even want to consider.

On the river, I have two options...

With the opp being passive in the hand so far, I'd prefer to check and call a reasonable bet (1/2 pot or less). I do have showdown value, but only have one pair. If the opp bombs the river, I'm folding.

The other option is that I can make a 1/2 pot value bet.. but if I do so, I need to fold to a raise. When this opp min raises, I expect to see them turn over T9, KT or QJ just about every time here and since I only have one pair, I'm folding.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)

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