You should check flop very often, even with this hand.
Once you bet a polarizing sizing OTF, there is no point in betting 1/2 pot on a blank turn.
River doesn't change a ton and your opponent will very often check back, so jam yourself.
Oct. 26, 2017 | 9:16 a.m.
April 14, 2017 | 11:27 a.m.
Better to block the J and/or the straight here, but this play is too fancy either way, against a big nit like Villian.
25% RFI is not super tight, so I'd 3bet here and try to steal a lot of pots from him post-flop, since he playing too weak.
Sept. 20, 2016 | 5:53 p.m.
Flop raise is a bit loose but it's okay vs 1/2 pot. OTT we don't have much other air to bluff with, so going for it is probably good but you need to bet smaller, as your value range changes significantly on the 4straight turn.
Sept. 20, 2016 | 5:46 p.m.
We can cbet the flop a decent amount but that means we need to check more turns.
Most players probably under defend 7x bvb at your stakes and your Ace blocks a few Ahighs that call turn (although those are mostly big AT/AJ and NFD and you dont have the Ah).
As played, check-fold river. Not that much air in his range and make sure to check some Qx sometimes.
Sept. 20, 2016 | 5:40 p.m.
Ask yourself what you are trying to accomplish? Are you value 4betting with the intention of calling a shove? I assume not.
Are you bluff 4betting because your hand is too weak to call with. Definitely not.
Your hand seems like a strong hand to be flatting with.
OTF I think calling is fine most of the time, Villian should not cbet this board that often. If he does, raising makes more sense.
You can raise combo draws that cannot stand as much heat on high card runouts, or raise NFDs with a weaker kicker. This specific combo is best to call with, most of the time.
OTT I'd call again, as we are ahead of hands like T9/JT, some club draws. It is very unlikely he has a full house, so we have plenty of equity here. Also, we need some air hands on the river that we can shove all in with. If we only call value hands, we have no more bluffs OTR and we'd have to turn hands with high showdown value into a bluff, to maximize the EV of our nutted hands.
Sept. 20, 2016 | 5:35 p.m.
It's okay to fold every bluffcatcher if you think Villian is completely incapable of bluffing here.
Otherwise, I would call.
You very rarely have a flush here, since you can't have 54dd and you probably only float a couple of KQdd/KJdd combos that are not a flush and you might check-raise them sometimes.
Villian also should have very few flushes here, since he likely 3bets too polarized BVB, thus not having too many big cards and not enough suited hands. And those often would have bet the turn.
So you don't have a whole lot better than this and Villian could be bluffing with KK/QQ/AK/AQ with one diamond or just something random.
June 19, 2016 | 12:26 p.m.
March 17, 2016 | 4:15 p.m.
Very easy river call. Even at 10NL, players will 3bet JJ+ almost every time, and A3s is not a big concern.
Also, when you trap the turn, you are very near the top of your range, so you would be folding the river almost 100% if you fold here.
If he underbluffs, that is not a problem, but he has bluffs, and he can be value betting the same hand, and maybe even worse.
Jan. 26, 2016 | 11:12 p.m.
We should check-raise the flop sometimes, but calling most of your continuing range is standard.
The King is one of the worst cards for your range, since you have almost no Kx to call a 9.5/16 cbet with, other than KhXh and maybe KQdd sometimes, so we don't need a big raising range on this card.
Jan. 26, 2016 | 11:10 p.m.
Call flop because your price is amazing and you need a couple of bluffing hands in your river range, otherwise he should never pay off hands like TT-QQ, 9x when you bet-call, which you would be doing with a bunch of overpairs.
Also, you could just have the best hand.
Jan. 26, 2016 | 11:03 p.m.
This is a bit spewy and unnecessary. When he cold calls a CO 3bet with no money invested, his range should be pretty strong, assuming he is not a fish.
I would mostly give up on the flop, as your hand has few backdoors potential to bluff with, and the A hits his range hard, and you won't get him to fold TT-AA to one bet.
Once he raises after you have made two strong moves and are entirely uncapped, you absolutely have to fold. His range is really strong, and this is one of the worst hands you have in this spot, so there is no need to play back.
Jan. 26, 2016 | 11:01 p.m.
Be careful with betting flops too thinly where your opponent should have a lot of strong hands. This is not a hand that can go 3 streets without improving, so checking back most of the time is probably the way to go.
Turn call, he can be making some kind of info bet with worse or be bluffing with an oddly played draw.
River jam all in, though it's close. AQ/A9 are not a big concern. You are only losing to flop slowplays, and he most likely calls you with worse more often than with better, unless you have a read that he is tight and scared on rivers.
Don't be afraid to go for value, just because you could be beat. As long as you get called by worse more often than by better, it is correct.