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I'd flat pre, hopefully play a pot with the limper rather than isolating yourself against a strong range. In these spots, I'll 3bet polar JJ+, AQS, AK and some Axs, J6s type hands. You're giving button great odds to defend. even though the iso raise is big and it feels awkward, I'd still 3bet to about 4x his size.
I'd be flatting 89s+, suited broadway. AQo, AJo, KQo type hands, 77-10s and hoping the limper calls the iso raise.
Does anyone else have ideas about a preflop flatting range? I've seen some players only play 3bet/fold in this situation

Oct. 5, 2023 | 9:06 a.m.

Ignition - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4:

SB: 83.16 BB
BB: 218.18 BB
UTG: 104.68 BB
Hero (CO): 100.7 BB
BTN: 109.12 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Qc Qs

UTG raises to 2 BB, Hero raises to 6.5 BB, BTN calls 6.5 BB, fold, fold, fold

Flop : (16.5 BB, 2 players) Tc 5d 8c
Hero checks, BTN bets 7.84 BB, Hero raises to 23.52 BB, BTN calls 15.68 BB

Turn : (63.54 BB, 2 players) 4s
Hero bets 70.68 BB and is all-in, BTN calls 70.68 BB

River : (204.9 BB, 2 players) Ks

Hero shows Qc Qs (One Pair, Queens)
(Pre 81%, Flop 14%, Turn 5%)

I know the flop smacks the button cold callers range pretty strongly as they should have a lot of middling pocket pairs. I thought my raise was a little thin but button should have enough JJ, Tx and suited big cards that can call. In hindsight I think maybe I just wanted to avoid being put in a tough spot and tried to get the money in ASAP. Should I just xc the flop? I got one of the few turns I'm happy to stick the money in and still don't feel great about it

Oct. 5, 2023 | 8:49 a.m.

I usually instacall here AK, JJ plus. Villain shows up with AQ, AJ, KQ, even JT and other low connectors a reasonable amount of the time as which makes AK a tempting call. Rake is so high though that AK could be pretty marginal or losing. JJ plus is easy call, maybe TT is a decent call as villain can turn up with 22+ .I think we can heavily discount KK/AA and somewhat discount QQ.

Feb. 4, 2022 | 4:42 a.m.

Post | interstellaroverdrive posted in NLHE: Is this just spew?

Yatahay Network - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4:

BTN: 143.68 BB
Hero (SB): 248.34 BB
BB: 100 BB
UTG: 141.18 BB
MP: 131.34 BB
CO: 122.5 BB

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Qc Qh
UTG raises to 2.5 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 11 BB, fold, UTG calls 8.5 BB

Flop : (23 BB, 2 players) Kh 6d Ks
Hero checks, UTG checks

Turn : (23 BB, 2 players) 8s
Hero checks, UTG checks

River : (23 BB, 2 players) 9c
Hero bets 13 BB, UTG raises to 39 BB, Hero calls 26 BB
I think populations underbluffing in this spot but talked myself into calling as he didn't seem to be representing much apart from pocket 8s or 9s, maybe slowplayed trip Kings which I'd discounted. I also probably had some vague notion that it would be too easily exploitable to fold there as my hand is face up and he can bet any two. I don't think villain's gonna be turning many suited broadway or even the Axs that calls a 3bet here into a bluff.

Jan. 7, 2022 | 10:32 a.m.

Cheers, I don't have a clue what a shortstacked sb calling range would be but I'd barely considered wheel draws, A4dd 56s or 35s as constituting much of his range. Multiway with weak players it would make sense to call with these hands though

Jan. 7, 2022 | 5:32 a.m.

I should've mentioned that villain is a shortstacking reg so I think he's far less likely to have random air than a rec player

Jan. 6, 2022 | 7:43 a.m.

I heavily discounted him raising BD flushdraws in a multiway pot, you don't think I should?

Jan. 6, 2022 | 7:41 a.m.

Yatahay Network - $1 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4:

SB: 56.43 BB
BB: 70.39 BB
Hero (UTG): 129.9 BB
CO: 28.89 BB
BTN: 50.94 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has As Qs
Hero raises to 2.25 BB, fold, BTN calls 2.25 BB, SB calls 1.75 BB, BB calls 1.25 BB

Flop : (9 BB, 4 players) 2d 4h Qd
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets 4.5 BB, fold, SB raises to 14.32 BB, fold, Hero calls 9.82 BB

Turn : (37.64 BB, 2 players) 4c
SB checks, Hero checks

River : (37.64 BB, 2 players) 8d
SB bets 39.86 BB and is all-in, fold

SB wins 35.76 BB

I think villain has mostly flush draws after his turn check as I think he'd want to get the money in on the turn against TP/overpairs before the flush hits if he was boated up/had quads. Is a turn jam for me for hand protection out of the question as I'm only being called by better hands?

Jan. 6, 2022 | 4:32 a.m.

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