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2 Hands - High card flops - Paired Boards
May 17, 2016
1:50 pm
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Hi wondering if you can give advice on the following hands – both showing situations which I find tricky to play – high card flops and flops that pair. How do you evaluate if you are ahead or behind in this type of situation. And I usually end up playing really passively.

In both hands what should I do if opponent bets the river. Easy folds? 

I have no reads on the opponents other than stack sizes its my first session on 888 2/5 for a long while. 

Pacific No-Limit Hold’em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) – Pacific Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com/

Hero (Button) ($5.61)
SB ($3.51)
BB ($2.71)
UTG ($2)
MP ($5.73)
CO ($10.43)

Preflop: Hero is Button with Qhttps://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/heart.gif?w=1080, Ahttps://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/spade.gif?w=1080
UTG raises $0.14, 1 fold, CO calls $0.14, Hero calls $0.14, 2 folds

Flop: ($0.49) Ahttps://i2.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif?w=1080, Ahttps://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/heart.gif?w=1080, Jhttps://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/heart.gif?w=1080 (3 players)
UTG checks, CO bets $0.36, Hero calls $0.36, UTG calls $0.36

Turn: ($1.57) Khttps://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/heart.gif?w=1080 (3 players)
UTG checks, CO bets $0.78, Hero calls $0.78, UTG calls $0.78

River: ($3.91) 7https://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/heart.gif?w=1080 (3 players)
UTG checks, CO checks, Hero checks

Total pot: $3.91

Results below:

Hero had Qhttps://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/heart.gif?w=1080, Ahttps://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/spade.gif?w=1080 (flush, Ace high).
UTG had Jhttps://i2.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif?w=1080, Jhttps://i2.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/diamond.gif?w=1080 (full house, Jacks over Aces).
CO had 10https://i2.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/diamond.gif?w=1080, Ahttps://i2.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/diamond.gif?w=1080 (three of a kind, Aces).
Outcome: UTG won $3.68

Pacific No-Limit Hold’em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) – Pacific Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com/

Hero (Button) ($5)
SB ($8.35)
BB ($14.38)
UTG ($4.43)
MP ($5.83)
CO ($5.30)

Preflop: Hero is Button with Qhttps://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/heart.gif?w=1080, 10https://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/heart.gif?w=1080
UTG raises $0.10, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.10, SB raises $0.43, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.35

Flop: ($1.05) Ahttps://i2.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif?w=1080, Khttps://i2.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/diamond.gif?w=1080, Qhttps://i2.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif?w=1080 (2 players)
SB bets $0.52, Hero calls $0.52

Turn: ($2.09) Ahttps://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/spade.gif?w=1080 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks

River: ($2.09) Jhttps://i2.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/diamond.gif?w=1080 (2 players)
SB bets $1.56, Hero calls $1.56

Total pot: $5.21

Results below:

Hero had Qhttps://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/heart.gif?w=1080, 10https://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/heart.gif?w=1080 (straight, Ace high).
SB had Jhttps://i2.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/club.gif?w=1080, Jhttps://i1.wp.com/www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/heart.gif?w=1080 (full house, Jacks over Aces).
Outcome: SB won $4.91

May 17, 2016
3:21 pm
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Thanks for posting the first hand history reviews on the site.

How do you evaluate if you are ahead or behind in this type of situation. And I usually end up playing really passively.

Since you haven’t played on 888 5nl in a long time, you really have to take notes on game dynamics and how people are playing that session in addition to stack sizes and timing tells to get general reads.

In both hands what should I do if opponent bets the river. Easy folds? 

Please see my analysis and feedback below.

I have no reads on the opponents other than stack sizes its my first session on 888 2/5 for a long while. 

Is this Snap or regular 6-max? If its regular 6-max, definitely take notes and watch table dynamics. Since I play on Bovada I’ve learned the art of picking up on tells / tendencies at the table very quickly by watching every single hand observantly, tagging and taking notes.

Hand 1

We should automatically assume UTG is a fish playing 40bb deep; as for CO we can’t dissertation if he is a reg or a lucky fish.

Pre-flop and flop are standard lines.

On the turn either raising or calling is fine. If I knew CO was aggressive, I love this spot for raising with so much equity with trips and the royal flush draw.

The river is a mandatory value bet in my opinion. You river the nut flush and get value from lots of worse hands from CO who was being aggressive on the flop and turn.

Reasons I’m betting the river and sometimes raising the turn:

  • I could care less about UTG’s range. He’s a short-stack fish and I’m getting all-in against him.
  • CO only beats us here with AK, AJ, JJ and KK, which we can discount AK, KK and JJ from his range since we would expect him to raise KK always, AK almost always, and JJ a lot of the time against a short-stacker. AJ is really the only obvious flat with JJ and AK flatting a small % of the time. We beat weaker Ax trips, weaker flushes, two pairs, etc. If you aren’t betting this river, what are you betting?
  • Looking at the spoiler, we can see you lost value from CO. If you raised the turn I’m sure he isn’t folding at 5nl with trip aces and straight draw. On the river, I think he calls most of the time here. The fact that UTG showed up with JJ is a cooler. If the money went all-in on the turn or river, you actually would have made $ in this situation due to 100bb effective stacks versus CO.

Hand 2

Pre-flop is a fold and this situation actually illustrates it perfectly. When UTG min-raises he is showing weakness and when you flat on the BTN you have a weak capped range as well. With two deep stackers in the blinds, I would expect them to squeeze a lot here which happens. When you get squeezed in this situation the only move is to fold since your hand plays terribly in a 3-bet pot. Also, QT suited doesn’t play well against an UTG opening range and you’ll find yourself in dominated situations a lot when you don’t get squeezed.

As played, the flop is a clear fold. You have bottom pair with a poor kicker and 3 outs to the straight giving you about 6% equity. In a 3-bet pot you’re way behind here with villain’s range.

As played, I think the river is a fold as well. If we assign villain a 3-bet range of TT+, AJ+ then we are calling to (1) lose or (2) chop the pot.

 

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

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