Call down. Having a club is a dealbreaker/whatever(lol) here. His donk doesn't seem terrible to me, he is likely donking flush card with some part of his range which in theory can benefit from it.
p.s. I take my last sentence back, he should x/r flop a bit than weakens his range and any flush card isn't great for his range. If he starts to under check/raise flop and we betting wider than usual, then his calling range is quite strong compare to our range that leads to some % of donks.
May 25, 2019 | 12:36 p.m.
MP: $100.00 (Hero)
May 25, 2019 | 12:10 p.m.
SB: $200.00 (Hero)
May 25, 2019 | 11:29 a.m.
I'm probably folding pre, but it is close since we all deep.Can call shove from UTG if other players will call.
As played just check folding every-street and stabbing river if it check-through. No good backdoors, fold equity not a thing, and finally chasing weak straight draw deep isn't good strategy
May 25, 2019 | 7:55 a.m.
Hmmmm. At first looked not good to me, but after thinking a bit I started to get my head around it.
If your opponent type of guy who checks a lot 3 way, therefore he can have more AQ,Q9, KK, JJ type of stuff and!! AK,KQ,AA,K2s-K9s. He will of course have bluff too on the turn, vs that range not much sense to lead ( too many better combos and he might fold weak Kx).
If your opponent likes 1/3 cbet, he will have less AQ,QT but KK/JJ/KT should be in his range still and bit more stuff to call your lead(QQ,AJ, mixed Kx).
Anyway your lead opens opportunity for villain just to raise you a lot (AQ and Q9 isn't in your range pretty much) and using massive size. You will never know what he is doing, overbluffing or not but will always hate your life
May 24, 2019 | 11:45 a.m.
Looks like solid bluffcatcher to be calling vs unknown. Can't tell much, if you have AK,AQ too in this spot it becomes more close (don't have JT blocker and blocking QJ) so A5 would perform better as a call.
Mostly 3 betting pre, if utg is very weak might just call to play postflop vs him
May 24, 2019 | 11:23 a.m.
May 24, 2019 | 11:16 a.m.
This flop should be bit better for our range than for SB 3betting
range - like 56% favorite roughly when I added some ''standard'' SB
3bet range to equilab.
Don't think so, maybe if you defend quite tight range or sb 3betting wide it will be like you said. At most equity should run similar here 49-51% - 49-51%. I believe SB have few % advantage.
BTW should we reraise with set of 9s nad JTs combo draw on this flop
Probably no need to raise anything. If you do raise value, it is shouldn't give your strategy EV. However raising some weak FD can be costly.
I honestly haven't read everything you wrote. But likely you can bet turn and shove river with this combo. King river improve our bluffs so we bluffing less and stuff like 8x shoudn't be betting turn. So your main bluffs is low PP,4x. AdJ isn't good bluffing combo as any busted diamonds with Ace
May 24, 2019 | 8:20 a.m.
When I study Check-Raising situations, for me it is more about nodelocking and going for crazy experiments( I saw some of those in Daniel Dvoress video) than just looking GTO solutions. Quite complicated topic to master with many valuables.
Good thing is to generalize flops and go from there.
May 23, 2019 | 1:12 p.m.
Expect people to shy away river with bluffs. So pretty much bluffcatching isn't good
He should turn 5x (65?), and low pp into a bluff in order for us to have any EV as call.
May 23, 2019 | 12:51 p.m.
lol, misstyped. Vs any raise size I assume (3x,4x, vs 5x I'm not sure)
May 23, 2019 | 11:41 a.m.
Other than flop, looks well played.
I think flop we can consider folding vs 2/3 size. Not because it is big size, but because he seems overall tight. Our hand at most can make good bluff only after call.
Not much reason to consider mdf too at micro stakes.
May 23, 2019 | 8:54 a.m.
Your hand is bluffcatcher - ask yourself 3 questions: 1) What is villain value range?
2)What is villain bluff range?
3) Villain's stats/pool tendencies?
After can look your holding, well in best case it is below average bluffcatcher, 54c is better one. I woudn't even mention that he need to be rather aggro/spew to find enough bluffs (or!) 3bet a lot in general
May 23, 2019 | 8:46 a.m.
board is not that good for BB range because he doesn't have many nut combos. So vs raise should be around 15-20% 3betting frequency on the flop. That weakens CO range on the turn slightly more
May 23, 2019 | 8:33 a.m.
sqz is quite big, utg seems quite tight and folds a lot so I don't want risk much money pre (13BB is good sizing).
This board hits him fine, he will have PP and broadways. PP will fold later so maybe I would check back flop.
May 22, 2019 | 1:48 p.m.
Decent texture to put big bet sizing in general and introduce some check/back range (because simply not all your hands benefit from betting). Your hand I would say almost always a bet on the flop.
River is bit thin to raise, people won't bet/call worse enough.
May 22, 2019 | 1:44 p.m.
afterwards 12minute Q4o 1st table sb/bb on AcKd7c Th. Overbet is good, but it isn't too wide to be overbetting every Q,Jx? Q4 no backdoor blockers seems like decent combo to give up frequently on the turn (and we can bet FD, fraction of those Q/J gutshot type of hands)
Question is, which one you would prefer to bet and why? or Pile bet with everything and give up super often on the river because people fold too much?
May 22, 2019 | 12:03 p.m.
would raise vs UTG small bet if he is super fishy and put BB in tough spot.
As played, I think there are both merits in calling( protection calling range(very not important), disguise our hand, let him bluff) and in shoving (mainly equity protection vs sets/ or one club blocker)
May 22, 2019 | 11:41 a.m.
May 22, 2019 | 11:30 a.m.
In theory I doubt you will have many worse hands to bluff ( but still do ATs,AJs,QJs,JTs). So in order to not be value heavy we need to bluff something, this hand is having bit too high showdown value to go for a bluff.
I'm thinking what would you bluff then? And what is your value-range?
May 22, 2019 | 11:22 a.m.
River you likely gotta fold, blocking flushes/straights is better here than sets/2pairs + we want to avoid blocking his bluffing combos (which I'm not sure about- maybe AcK etc...)
When he makes so big donk shove you can fold vast majority of your range ~70% of your range. And to be honest if he is quite aggro he would probably go broke with his AcK on the flop vs your small size, than check/call twice and donk shove
May 22, 2019 | 4:58 a.m.
are you sure that's reg? small 3bet and double pot bet on non-favorable runout, well time to change mark to weak.
I wouldn't shove vs ''reg'' or ''fish'' because have little bit worse hands on the river and expect to see roughly enough folds. Shoving is high variance play and not sure it is better to check, we are targeting TT+ (27 combo) to fold and that's basically it. If he is range only those combos and he is folding them, jamming is superior play. But if he has some calls, slowplays and give-ups (we win against those on showdown) - checking seems reasonable
May 21, 2019 | 12:32 p.m.
4 way you probably should be checking a lot. But it will be hard to know strategy because it is difficult to solve, so most people play them intuitively.
Don't think betting small will vary too much from check.
May 21, 2019 | 12:12 p.m.
All other holdings like Kx or anything else he should just call, even
AK is probably a call on flop cause it doesnt need protection and
there is no bad turn cards for AK in fact
I agree on calling, but I likely wouldn't cbet at all. Yes it seems to you(and me) that basically everything should just call but anyway he will have those AK,KQ,KJ type of hands for raise( to see where he is. ''Raise for information'')