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Hand History | Acidrain77 posted in NLHE: Bet Fold River? Or check Back?
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (5 Players) BN: $51.99 (Hero)
SB: $43.14
BB: $25.00
UTG: $45.78
CO: $33.24
UTG: ( $45.78 USD ) - VPIP: 27, PFR: 22, 3B: 13, AF: 2.2, Hands: 148.
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is BN with A A
UTG raises to $0.75, CO folds, Hero raises to $2.60, 2 folds, UTG calls $1.85
Flop ($5.55) 8 K 8
UTG checks, Hero bets $2.65, UTG calls $2.65
Turn ($10.85) 8 K 8 T
UTG checks, Hero bets $6.83, UTG calls $6.83
River ($24.51) 8 K 8 T 4
UTG checks, Hero bets $12.75, UTG raises to $33.70 and is all in, Hero calls $20.95
He was opening 14% from UTG. Folding to 3bet 14% of the time (150hands)
I gave him 6Combos of AK(6), 88(1), 1010(3), 98s(2) KQs(1 maybe). So 50/50 I'm winning/loosing.
Should I be betting here 50% pot? 66%? and bet folding or checking back? Only hands that are calling are AK and idk if they call all the time. Thoughts?

June 12, 2016 | 9:17 p.m.

Probably raise to 70-80$. Trying to get 1 or 2 to call. Flop sucks. I'd probably slow down as you don't want to take the Bet flop check turn line.

June 11, 2016 | 5:48 a.m.

Not a good board to barrel.

June 11, 2016 | 5:45 a.m.

Why are you not cbetting and barrelling off. Don't love post flop. Rather see 3barrels>cbetting flop check raise turn

June 11, 2016 | 5:40 a.m.

I'd probably 1/2 pot bet river fold to raise.

May 27, 2016 | 1:37 a.m.

Bet more flop/turn. you 5x limp raise him but bet 1/2-1/3 of pot on all streets
Bet more like 75-80%

May 27, 2016 | 1:36 a.m.

What's the software that puts the action taken in the middle etc OClxxx

May 26, 2016 | 5:18 a.m.

I guess it really depends what kind of player you are (and you know best), and what your doing most of the time, but you hand can bet anything from AQs/QJ/1010 and most players with a bare king try to get a little more value and all others shove river as bluffs.

Nov. 21, 2015 | 10:55 p.m.

I feel like your getting floated a ton here. I probably bet turn more often than checking and even Cbet larger OOP like 3$.

He has like 15 combos for value, and has a least 15+ bluff combos here.

Why do you give him 10Js but not KQss?

Do you not think that everything you want to extract value from on the flop turns their hand into a bluff after you check two streets to them? You never rep AK/KQ/AA/99 after checking two streets.

Nov. 21, 2015 | 9:27 p.m.

I'd fold. Even without all the math on top.
Villian almost never has less than a Boat or he has a Bluff 99/88. Idk if you good 33% of the time here and it more likely he checks river every time without a boat.

Nov. 21, 2015 | 9:14 p.m.

Comment | Acidrain77 commented on 50NL Acez vs. fish

When he bets 8.3$ into 17.5$ there's like 26$ in the pot and we have 42.5$ behind so about 5x his bet size/and 1.9PTS if you shove you'll be giving him 34$ into 68$ or 1:2 odds. It's not a bad shove if you think he calls with KxXs/AsX/KJ/KQ.

I also like the 21$ flop raise and AI OTT on non spade. Since we might have more As
Combos and if we shove the flop out hand is more weighed towards AK,AA no
Spade that doesn't get called as light.

Nov. 21, 2015 | 9:09 p.m.

I feel like it's a fold, because what value hands is he doing this with OTR. Does be bluff AhX this way? Or 98hh? I feel like he has some value and rarely any bluffs unless he thinks you have 2hearts in your hand

Based on his bet sizing I feel like he atleast knows what's going on and that your range could be 10x, fd, and even a boat after the turn call so when he shoves river. I doubt it's with a bare Ax and more likely a 10x or 77, or even 1010. You gotta be right 33% of the time and so if he is the type to raise Q10/K10 OTF, and shove river hoping to get called by 109, I would call. But I feel like it's only 77/1010/A10, I think it's a fold.

Nov. 20, 2015 | 2:01 p.m.

Hand History | Acidrain77 posted in NLHE: No idea What to do in this spot. 25NL
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (6 Players) BN: $24.38
SB: $25.10
BB: $33.24
UTG: $29.31 (Hero)
MP: $33.94
CO: $19.31
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is UTG with T T
Hero raises to $0.62, 2 folds, BN raises to $0.99, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.37
Didnt wanna 3Bet and get deeper OOP
Flop ($2.33) 9 4 3
Hero checks, BN bets $2.23, Hero calls $2.23
Turn ($6.79) 9 4 3 5
Hero checks, BN checks
River ($6.79) 9 4 3 5 A
Hero checks, BN bets $12.00, Hero folds
2x? I could have a Flush here alot and so does he. Gotta be right 40% of the time...
Final Pot BN wins $6.48
Rake is $0.31

Nov. 19, 2015 | 2:47 a.m.

Comment | Acidrain77 commented on NL25 SH QsJs

I'd like to get a pro to weigh in on this too.

July 8, 2013 | 10:40 p.m.

Comment | Acidrain77 commented on NL25 SH QsJs

I'd call turn, raise river/let him bluff river. He has a very narrow value range on the turn you wanna keep those in or raise more on the turn.  Although I find myself thinking about this spot all the time. 

- On one hand I wanna raise turn (2.5x-3x) even tho I'm probably going to get folds from everything besides 1010/QJcc/AQcc, but it really depends on if you can rep a flush draw as well on the turn to get light called by JJ/QQ on the river.

- So lets say he does have (QQ-TT,AcQc,AcJc,Ac8c-Ac4c) he is at best 15% and bets turns/river 100% of the time if he hits or not, also bluffs any Q/J/A river. I would say there is more money to be made in just a call, and maybe if he does to you on the river you can get a 3rd bet in with him having a bluff catcher if he wasnt on clubs and thought you were.

For me its a Call/Raise to 10$/Min raise, but it depends on your game and style.


July 8, 2013 | 10:40 p.m.

I was apart of Bluefire since the beginning and left after Phil/Martin/Don left. I'm currently a Essential subscriber and looking to sharpen up my 6max. 

I run @ 7.5/100 BB for 6max on avg, the last 6 months I've played more live 10max 1/2 & a bit of 2/5 and was running @ 8 BB/Hr for 1/2 but i only have 50 hours on my 2/5 so the winrate is probably a bit to high to be realistic.  I've played about 80% of all my poker "career" 25nl on FTP. My win rate probably should be a tad higher but I'm always a sucker for fancy play syndrome and trying "new moves" ie check raising in areas where my opponents handranges are more likely to be top pair with a weak kicker trying to charge draws more. I think I'm a decent hand reader, I know where my short falls are and where I would like to be more mathematical where it comes to hand strength verse Combinatorics. 

I started out maybe 5 years ago as a Passive Tight, migrated to TAG, and slowly been opening up my 3 bets and barreling. I'm still working on my lines and my perceived ranges, sizing, but right now I tend to run @ 18/15 - 22/18 and have been for the last 1.5 years. I was a student for a long time and never really had the means to move up without cutting my roll if it ever got over 2k. 

I play on FTP/888/Pokerstars and I'm located in the Ottawa (EST timezone). I wouldn't mind started a new group if those are interested I'm pretty organized and have a bin of resources. 

Anyways bullets:

- Male <30's

- Ottawa EST

- Looking for a group to talk poker with. I'm not looking to teach a student, but I'm looking for peers who are close to or over my skill level that wish to created a framework for comradery and support. If you already have a group and need a 4th let me know.

- Looking to commit 1-3 hours a week for hand histories, interested topics of discussion, railing sessions, and sharing of ideas.


July 8, 2013 | 9:37 p.m.

Gotta say, the hands selection for this video kinda sucks imo. Lots of standard getting it in and tons of coolers. I stopped watching after the standard 5bets every flop with AA/KK.

Your sizing is probably the biggest leak imo. Need to work on getting more value from worst hands and not letting  the pot to stack ratio to be so high when your looking to "shove get it in" and get called on the river or even "bet get it in on the turn with decent equality. 

Also if your going to flat with QQ for a flop Pot to stack ratio of 1.5 you should just be 4 bet jamming.

Mike - Ottawa

July 8, 2013 | 9:13 p.m.

Still Waiting :)

Feb. 11, 2013 | 10:17 p.m.

AJhh AJxx,KJss, 88, 109dd,
of those that dont 3 bet us preflop is 109dd, KJ,

I would bet slightly smaller the turn,. The size doesn't change the call that much and just makes that pot bigger for the river. You betting to large reduces the number of FD in his range.

We only really beat the 109dd on the river and if he doesnt 3bet thje flop. We lose too often.

I'd check the turn next time.

Jan. 7, 2013 | 6:32 a.m.

I'd would like to see a video full of solid math and equations that are important for learning how to figure out areas that are Ev+.

Maybe you could walk us through setting up an excel sheet with equations for us to enter Possible fold Eq/odds.

Idk what other equations i should know >.<

Dec. 28, 2012 | 2:24 a.m.

Comment | Acidrain77 commented on NL50 set
BB bets $3.50, Hero calls $3.50, BN calls $3.50

When the Button does this. How often do you think he has overpairs?

Dec. 27, 2012 | 4:33 p.m.

Comment | Acidrain77 commented on NL50 set
How is this a good line. He checks the turn and then now the button, after over calling the BB SS flop bet, decides to take a stab at the pot betting 1/2 pot. The BB SS goes all in for 5 dollars more. Then OP shoves 100bb. What monsters are in the Buttons range that can now call 100bb over shove that just called the flop and checked the turn. OP is never bluffing here. I like a call better or a smaller raise.

Dec. 26, 2012 | 6:16 p.m.

Comment | Acidrain77 commented on NL50 set

Also over shoving after you played so weak on the flop and the turn. Is a very weird line and you repping sets and 56. The button is never calling here.

Dec. 26, 2012 | 2:35 p.m.

Comment | Acidrain77 commented on NL50 TPTK
The problem with this is that the guy is a donkey.

He is playing 63% of hands. You take advantage of this by having two raising ranges on the button. If this was a vacuum and you would never see him again you wanna raise 3x/4x with your value and 2x for cheap steals. However this is low stakes and the larger the pot in position, the more money we can in on later streets. So let's say we tighten up and only open like 30% of buttons and he is calling 50% of Sb our range beards his overall. We are in position we can extract a lot of value when we have the winning hand and fold when we dont. It's already apparent that this guy doesn't fold. So we have to have lesser bluffs in our range. So raise 3x with our value.

Dec. 26, 2012 | 2:23 p.m.

Comment | Acidrain77 commented on NL50 TPTK
After villian calls the C/R on the flop and C/C the turn. Then leads river when flush and straights hit? one pair never good here.

Dec. 26, 2012 | 1:29 p.m.

Comment | Acidrain77 commented on NL50 flush draw

I agree. Squeeze this preflop, your hand has a lot of blockers as well as villains range is very wide and you can get a lot of folds.

I dont like a check raise mainly because of how little we have a 6 in our hand here. We would 3bet 1010+, and not C/R with 55/77-99. So our hand is a lot of FD.

After button flats it's very likely he has hand with good equilty verse our hand. 6xXx 77+ or AsXs. So the CR makes it worse because his hand helps define our range better and he can play accordingly.

Dec. 26, 2012 | 1:24 p.m.

Comment | Acidrain77 commented on NL50 TPTK
Also raising more on buttons allows us to 4 bet for more value if 3bet. Min raising makes the S:S ratio to be so large that villain can have a wider range and implied odds. You're basically inviting him to play a hand post flop with you. If your strengths are in hand reading then thats good. However, if not keep it simpler.

Dec. 26, 2012 | 1:13 p.m.

Comment | Acidrain77 commented on NL50 TPTK
Donk leads from the blinds in ButverseBlinds are usually extremely draw heavy at lower stakes.

Why did you bet so small on the turn? A bet around 8-9 dollars would give us a easier read on his strength, when he leads into us on the river as the flush hits.

As played I would bet more on turn and fold after he leads leads on river after it completes flushes, 10, 5.

I'm pretty sure TPTK never is good here on the river as this played out.

Dec. 26, 2012 | 1:08 p.m.

Let there be range was a side of poker I never saw before.

Dec. 25, 2012 | 12:05 p.m.

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