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KK need help - Thu Oct 02, 2014, 02:44 AM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
It is $5.50 MTT with less then 200 runners. 10mins regular blind structure and 3000 starting stack.

I know turn bet-fold is the standard play. But I didn't do that coz I don't want to leak anymore chips incase he made the flush.

Betting on turn will most probably get all one pair type of hands to fold as he will also get scared of flush (incase he doesn't have flush). But if he calls my turn bet he will most likely have two pair or flush, so if I bet turn and he calls it will be wastage of chips.

I don't like putting even single more chip if he has the flush or two pair.

Even if I bet turn and he calls, I will check river he will bet and I will fold.

What's the optimal play for this hand?

Full Tilt Poker Game #34748360601: $1,000 Guarantee (276886338), Table 5 - NL Hold'em - 40/80 - 17:24:31 IST - 2014/09/30 [07:54:31 ET - 2014/09/30]
Seat 1: ArKip89 (2,995)
Seat 2: M_LUTKUS_M (3,000)
Seat 4: vavilet21 (1,585)
Seat 5: adolf515 (11,137)
Seat 6: FR1X (2,640)
Seat 7: vserg100 (2,680)
Seat 8: adikumar2010 (3,010)
Seat 9: neonails (8,373)
vserg100 posts the small blind of 40
adikumar2010 posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ]
neonails calls 80
ArKip89 folds
M_LUTKUS_M folds
vavilet21 folds
adolf515 folds
FR1X calls 80
vserg100 calls 40
adikumar2010 raises to 320
neonails folds
FR1X calls 240
vserg100 folds
*** FLOP *** [ ] (Total Pot: 800, 2 Players)
adikumar2010 bets 400
FR1X calls 400
*** TURN *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 1,600, 2 Players)
adikumar2010 checks
FR1X bets 480
adikumar2010 calls 480
*** RIVER *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 2,560, 2 Players)
adikumar2010 checks
FR1X bets 1,440, and is all in
adikumar2010 folds
Uncalled bet of 1,440 returned to FR1X
FR1X mucks
FR1X wins the pot (2,560)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,560 | Rake 0
Board: [ ]
Seat 1: ArKip89 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: M_LUTKUS_M didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: vavilet21 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: adolf515 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: FR1X (button) collected (2,560), mucked
Seat 7: vserg100 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: adikumar2010 (big blind) folded on the River
Seat 9: neonails folded before the Flop

Thu Oct 02, 2014, 10:18 AM
TheLangolier's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,499
(Head Trainer)
Hi adi,

I think you played this fine. The turn is a significantly bad card for you and good card for his range. Enough so that I would consider check/folding this card to a bigger bet. But 30% pot is small enough that I would call as well. River is obv a check/fold.

One thing you said here:

I know bet-fold is the standard play.
I'm not sure that bet/fold is the "standard" play on such a horrible turn card. We should be betting the turn with a reduced frequency when we get such bad news. I actually prefer check/evaluate here over bet/fold because this card is so good for his range, while simultaneously making it much harder for him to call another bet with his worse hands.

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