I open utg with 7d7h8d8h to 35. Button and both blinds call. Pot 137.5. Flop QcJc7s. Blinds check i bet 110 button folds sb folds bb calls. Turn is Kd for board QcJc7sKd with pot 357.5. Bb checks i check back. River is 8s. Bb checks i bet 155 he folded. Im wondering if he check raises river is it a must call with it being so obvious I dont have the nut straight??
April 5, 2020 | 7:23 p.m.
The hand when you turned top 2 with AJ on A 7 3 J. I just cant wrap my head around checking back that turn for deception. Are you calling 100% of rivers? With the flush and straight draws there I'm charging those draws with the invitation for them to bluff out on any straight cards, not to mention threatening stacks when you do hit gin rivers and they have to pay you off with worse full houses in their range.
March 1, 2020 | 10:25 p.m.
Big fan of the quiz format with solver breakdowns. I liked when you mentioned how close some of the decisons could be with the preflop shoving range by switching the suit to queen high. Really makes you realize how small the edges are that were trying to push
March 7, 2019 | 1:22 a.m.
A little history in the hand. I have 3 bet the villain in the hand 4 times and either took it down right there or took it down with a small continuation bet. starting stack 30k. I have 85k villain has 30k. Villain opens middle position blinds 250-500 with bb ante of 500. villain opens to 1200. I am directly to his left with AhAs and 3 bet to 3200 folds back to villain who 4 bets to 7800. I perceive the villain to be competent, but could be taking a stand here. I chose to call the 7800 bringing the pot to 16850. villain having about 22k behind thinking I was going to give him some rope, not sure if this is the correct line with our history he might stack off lighter in hindsight. anyways flop comes 10c 4c 2c villain checks I bet 10k and took it down. Thoughts?????
Jan. 14, 2019 | 4:18 p.m.
bluffing the river seems like a horrible runout to bluff on, but I think your history with the villain will give you the right answer. How loose is he 3 betting you out of position here? Is the villain ever folding KQ? your hand looks so bluffy, but if you have tons of history of calling the flop with top and bottom pair and bottom two pair I can see justifying a river bluff as long as your checking back the turn like you did in this spot, but if youre betting the turns with those hands I probably give up.
Nov. 29, 2018 | 4:57 p.m.
what limits are you playing live and online? a 6 max 1-2 plo online i feel is wayyyyy more aggressive than most 5-10 games. could be a number of things when making a switch from online to live. boredom and speed can be an issue. Most live settings are 9 or 10 handed which drastically changes things too. I played in an amazing 5-10 game at the mgm in detroit about 2 months ago, but it was taking maybe 20-25 min to go around the table once due to multiple all ins in every hand side pots big decisions game played really big for 5-10. I would say consider all of the small things i just mentionioned and just make good decisions like you know how to do online.
Nov. 29, 2018 | 4:43 p.m.
i completely agree with stack sizes in this situation. i was thinking more about the hand i have 5 6 myself thinking its less likely to get value from the straight. over pair seems just like an awful spot to jam the turn on that card and usually the smaller stacks just blast away preflop and flop with hands like that. i tanked for awhile really thinking only hands he plays this way are the straight and full houses. im having a hard time deciding if checking back the turn might be better or not.
Nov. 25, 2018 | 9:06 a.m.
i raise the button to 60 with 4456 bb calls. flop is 4 7 7 rainbow. bb checks i bet 50 into pot of 128 bb calls. bb stack after his call is 621 pot is now 228. turn is 3. i bet 200 bb check raises all in. Is my turn bet bad? i dont think i can ever fold to his stack size. the bb in the hand probably got stacked 3 times in the past 2 rounds. i tanked for full time bank made a crying call and was good. bb had the straight drawing dead, but it seemed like more action than necessary with an underfull. thoughts
Nov. 24, 2018 | 1:04 p.m.
The hand on the six max table you have QJ98 on a Q 10 6 flop. you turn the nuts when 7 hits and full pot size bet gets called by the player that was in the blinds with a larger range. The river was a 5 and you decide to full pot the river. My question is more about the river sizing are you full potting to look bluffy or are you specifically targeting hands like 8 4 and 3 4 that missed flushes but backed into 2nd and 3rd nut hands? Do you think a smaller sizing gets called more with his weaker bluff catchers in this spot?
Nov. 21, 2018 | 4:41 a.m.
full ring Im never calling a raise with that hand regardless of the stacks. possibly would call if everyone folded to sb and i was the bb. No need to be looking to play a huge pot with a badugi hand you will get action from similar hands that will free roll you. Im assuming you play looser preflop because you feel you have an edge in postflop play, no need to level the playing field with bad starting hands.