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I feel like if i check turn I'll hate having to call a turn and river bet

Oct. 31, 2019 | 5:42 p.m.

Post | PanickSucks posted in NLHE: 2/5 live deep. Tough spot

Was playing 2/5 today and this hand happened.

Hero is a reg tag with 900.
Villain 1 is a reg tag with 900.
Villain 2 is a loose passive with 900

Villain 1 opens to 20 from cutoff Villain 2 calls on the button. Hero is sb with AQo and makes it 120
Both villains call

Flop comes QJ7r

Hero bets 110 Villain 1 folds. Villain 2 calls.

Turn is a 2.

Hero bet 200 but I think sizing doesn't make a ton of sense.
Villain folded AJs.

I think betting turn with this sizing makes villain fold most of his worst hands and only calls or raises with better. Should I just down bet turn and call a shove?

Oct. 30, 2019 | 5:04 p.m.

About the high rake environment. I read on upsing poker that min raising from every position is also a very good strategy? What do you think?

Oct. 29, 2019 | 3:39 p.m.

Fold pre flop. You are burning money 3betting this hand.

Use pokersnowie preflop advisor charts.

Sept. 2, 2019 | 9:17 p.m.

I open somewhere like 60% of button because PP has no huds so it seems to be printing money
The flop is super dry so i'm cbetting nearly eveything on the flop.

I Cbet turn with most hearth draws, most K high hands trying to fold out his A High hands. All of my Qs, and flopped sets

I probably check turn with all Pocket pairs, Ax, trying to get to showdown.
And like a million combos that i Give up on turn

Now that i'm thinking about it, you are probably right. This looks like an explotative play because I do fold A TON to his turn and river bet.

Sept. 1, 2019 | 7:56 p.m.

Just played this hand vs a multitabling reg on partypoker 25nlz

25z PartyPoker 100b deep.

PReflop :

Villain (button) opens 50c
Hero (SB) KhKd 3bets $2.10
Villain calls

Flop : ($4.45) Qs4H3S

hero bets 1.10
Villain calls

Turn : ($6.65) Qh

Hero checks
Villain bets $4.75
Hero calls

River : ($16.15) 7h

Hero checks
Villain bets 10.23
Hero calls
Villain Shows Ad6d

Final board Qs4h3sQh7h

Is villain just punting or is this standard?
I'm just not sure if this is going over my head.

Sept. 1, 2019 | 4:48 p.m.

I don't have HH, it's partypoker (RIP)
25z 100b effective


Hero (UTG) opens to 0.60 with QhTh
Button Calls
BB completes

FLOP ($1.90) 7h 5d Qd

Hero Cbet $0.99
Buttons calls
BB folds

TURN ($3.88) Qs (7h 5d Qd)

Hero Checks
Button bets $1.84
Hero Raises $5.70
Button calls

RIVER 4d (Qs 7h 5d Qd)

Hero bets $4.4 (Leaving 13$ behind)
Villain shoves
Hero folds


I don't remember if Button is a Reg.
I think I hate my flop Cbet sizing, betting smaller is probably better.
Turning trips I checked, I probably thought I would look very nutted. I don't really understand why I check raised. This is probably the worst mistake.
Not knowing what to do on the river I probe bet but again I kinda think it's terrible. I feel like villain has all the better Q and sets and my turn check raise was looking so strong that he always has something better on the river.

Maybe check folding river as played?


Aug. 31, 2019 | 2:21 p.m.

Comment | PanickSucks commented on Footage Review!

I'll send you a video real quick.

Edit : is this quality fine?

Aug. 30, 2019 | 1:05 a.m.

Im interested.
I play up to 200nl on espacerake and currently building a roll on party poker.

March 29, 2019 | 1:12 p.m.

Your sizing is too small preflop. Your flop bet is fine. You should bet turn too with a similar sizing.

Sept. 2, 2018 | 2:30 p.m.

You can only fold if you have a big sample size that tells you otherwise. It's a standard call and that will happen to you many more times.

Sept. 2, 2018 | 2:28 p.m.

I would reraise pre flop and not got 3 way with QQ

Sept. 2, 2018 | 2:26 p.m.

You can call profitably with aqs here in the small blind. Also your 3bet sizing is too small. Make it 24 not 18.

You can fold the flop

Aug. 2, 2018 | 2:42 p.m.

Comment | PanickSucks commented on Poker sites

Get a site with a Lower rake like the micro gaming skins

Aug. 1, 2018 | 6:20 p.m.

Button Steal : 38
CO Steal : 25
SB Steal : 36

April 30, 2017 | 2:55 p.m.

Hey guys!

I am getting crushed at 10nl zoom.
Im using the ranges from pre flop advisor.
Im opening 3x from every position.
What can you tell me about my stats?
Also what should be my raising range from SB giving the super high rake?
THank you :D

April 30, 2017 | 4:21 a.m.

Why are you sizing it down preflop when you are playing over 100bb deep?

Feb. 21, 2016 | 1:46 a.m.

Comment | PanickSucks commented on 10nl aq squeeze

Without stats I'm going broke here. 

Oct. 11, 2014 | 12:23 p.m.

I would fold pre here not because of our hand strength but because SB is a passive fish. If he was a maniac or aggro fish I wouldn't mind playing this hand.

 Because playing deep and in position against a super aggro fish is free money. Meaning he will not only bluff a lot but also Cbet a ton of air. So if you flop decent you pretty much always get value. 

BBut here villain being passive I would assume this even if I flop the world probably won't make much money. 

As played I would probably not fold turn. But that might be big mistake because villain is passive and whenever a passive fish raises it's just better to fold. 

Oct. 2, 2014 | 1:56 a.m.

Played this hand earlier today. The sizing PF is a mistake, I wanted it to be 4$. I feel like I missed value on some streets.

No reads on villains. 

Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players

The Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN): $58.65

SB: $29.50

BB: $81.55

UTG: $15.46

MP: $77.51

CO: $28.44

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BTN with Kc Jc

2 folds, CO raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $3.25, 1 fold, BB calls $2.75, 1 fold

Flop: ($8.25) 3c Jd Kd (2 players)

BB checks, Hero bets $5.75, BB calls $5.75

Turn: ($19.75) Ts (2 players)

BB checks, Hero bets $9.50, BB calls $9.50

River: ($38.75) 5h (2 players)

BB checks, Hero bets $11.50, BB calls $11.50

July 11, 2014 | 8:10 p.m.

I think considering the stats here is mistake. Villain could have 0 stats and it wouldn't make a difference due to the sample size.

Try to open Pokerstove and verify your equity against the range you mentioned above and see how you hold up !

May 30, 2014 | 3:53 p.m.

Is villain a Aggro fish? Calling Station? What kind of fish? 

I would assume with your sizing that the fish is a calling station and is ready to stack off with any pair/draw.

Why did you check river? You want to induce a bluff? Are you afraid of a check raise? Is he going broke with KQ in that spot?

May 30, 2014 | 3:45 p.m.

Is that zoom or regular table?

Also did you consider positions? From what I read on this site, the average 25NL players seems to raise their buttons pretty widely without any reasons to do so. So you can probably give the button a wide range for 3bet on button. You mentioned some small % of AJs, ATs, KQs, KJs, 99, 88 but it's probably a much bigger part of his range than you think.

May 30, 2014 | 12:12 p.m.


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May 27, 2014 | 7:23 p.m.

Flop Cbet is fine depending on his flop continuing range. Does he call with 2 over cards? 

Why exactly did  you check turn? It seems like you are giving him a free card there. And with the straight and flush draw, it's better to bet turn. Hoping to get called or raised by his gutshot/draw. Even a worst J. 

But you kinda have to make sure he never flat calls QQ KK AA. 

As played, I don't think I could fold that river, given his stats. 

But it also depends on what levels he plays. Does he see the 9 as a good bluff card because he thinks you are a level 1 thinker that will believe the 9 helps him?

Or does he think the 9 will make you think it's unlikely he has a 9?

May 23, 2014 | 5:49 p.m.

What is a very high winrate at 50nl on Stars?

One of my goal is to hit 50nl by the end of the year, just wanted to know what kind of win rate is achievable there?

Also do you play 6 max or FR? Zoom or normal tables?

May 21, 2014 | 6:54 p.m.

Hi James, thank you for the video for us plebs essentials members.

#1 : 7:05, top right table. 

--> You mentioned that you should have bluffed the river there. Don't you think check raising the river accomplishes the exact same thing as leading there? Meaning you'll get folds from the same hands. Especially in that case when he bets 1BB on the river. 

#2 : 8:51, bottom left table.

--> When you bet the river assuming that villain missed and has only air in that spot, do you think it would be higher EV to bet less on the river. Like 20-30% pot instead of half of it? Which might induce a check raise of a crying call from a J or a weaker A that didn't bet turn. 

#3 : 12:22, bottom right table.

--> You fold KJo but I think it's a mistake considering the stats of the players. Both the limper and the Big blind have short stacks so we can assume they are recreational players. And both the small blind and Cutoff are really tight players. So raising here would put you in position with the 2 players.

#4 : 20:34, Top left table.

--> Can you explain your reason for the bet size with 3 of a kind there? Mostly throughout the session you seemed to opt for bigger sizing on the flop, maybe 80% pot, now  you seems to bet less when you actually hit a hand. Do you think it makes a difference regarding what range the villain will call you with on a paired board? 

#5 : 34:37, Bottom left table.

--> I don't understand your reasoning behind betting pot on the turn there? Do you expect to get floated? Called by worst hand? I'm not sure.

Thank you

May 18, 2014 | 1:07 a.m.

Please make this video for essentials! It's low stakes :)

May 6, 2014 | 7:50 p.m.

I would like to see more micro stakes videos for essential members. Not like 2nl but more in the range of 10 to 25nl. Ether full ring or 6max is fine. 

Would be nice to compare the difference of Nl10 and Nl25 cause it seems  to be the biggest gap in skills.

Thank you :)

May 6, 2014 | 2:56 p.m.

As you mentioned, the PF sizing is too big. 

And I don't understand your reason for leading flop. It looks like you want him to only call with Ax. Because does he really have KQ JQ here? You PF sizing was so big that he probably folds these hands. So you are probably only getting called by better hands on the flop.

And you don't have reads, so you don't know if he is a fishy player.

May 6, 2014 | 1:59 p.m.

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