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  1. Are you suggesting bet-folding to the min-raise?That seems like the worst of all options. you don't think we have enough outs to see the river?--cm
  2. PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.comHero (BB) ($201.60)UTG ($257.50)MP ($115.30)CO ($410.35)Button ($100.10)SB ($404.55)Preflop: Hero is BB with 8, 71 fold, MP bets $3, 2 folds, SB calls $2.50, Hero calls $2Flop: ($10.20) 10, 2, 9(3 players)SB checks, Hero bets $4.80, MP raises to $10, 1 fold, Hero calls $5.20Turn: ($30.20) 10(2 players)Hero bets $12, MP calls $12River: ($54.20) A(2 players)Hero bets $22.30........Logic:I'm pleased with the flop and will be seeing the turn.I could check in hopes of keeping everyone around for a big
  3. PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (5 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.comSB ($149.80)BB ($208.50)UTG ($264.60)MP ($190)Hero (Button) ($240.55)Preflop: Hero is Button with A, K2 folds, Hero bets $2, 1 fold, BB calls $1Flop: ($5.50) A, K, 10(2 players)BB bets $5.25, Hero calls $5.25Turn: ($16) 2(2 players)BB checks, Hero bets $12, BB raises to $32, Hero calls $20River: ($80) A Villain checks-----------------------------------------------------How much can we hope him to call off?--cm
  4. So by the river, there is $80 in the pot.And Villain has ~$170 behind.If a brick hits and Villain bets, do we call or raise?If we end up getting it all in on the river, am I really ahead of much at showdown?--cm
  5. Just starting to convert from limit to no-limit cash games.So I'm a bit unfamiliar with these "big" relevant stacks.In limit, I would push push push here, knowing that even if I am up against a cooler, I can only lose so much.Should I be a lot more passive in this no-limit game?Or is my line below too weak?What should my plan be on different rivers?As always, poker is an easy game when you are familiar with your opponent's playing style.So let's assume no read here.Please advise.--CM==============================PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (5 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from
  6. In a random hand. the reason we should often be hesitant to raise is the ole "win one-lose two" scenario.If we are ahead, we win the one value bet.If we are behind, we get raised back and lose two bets.But that isn't the case here.In fact, it's the opposite!One more raise on the turn caps the action, so we can't get raised back.And with BB hangin around, paying off the world, our raise actually gains two bets of value.This combo means I am capping the turn every single time.Unless I read him as a maniac, I will likely just call the river if SB leads out again.Note: raising the river instead of
  7. And I claim that any player that is poor enough to only be playing his own two cards, is also poor enough to do stuff like bluffing here with overs or overprotecting his pocket 7's.--cm
  8. I'm suggesting it could be even less.If Villain has any read on you whatsoever, and knows that you are the type to throw away overpairs in these situations, he should be firing at you non-stop.It's huge +ev for him to do so.When thinking about reads on our opponents, it's important not to forget about what their reads on us probably are.And we can't let them take advantage of those reads.--cm
  9. Before the funky turn bet, our plan here was to get a bet in on every street.So let's continue with the plan.Villain's donk bet is good for us.Because now, not only does the bet get in, but we also get to close the action.So we don't have to fear the dreaded check-raise on this coordinated board.Call the turn.And be happy if he leads the river again so you can call that too.Otherwise, put in the bet yourself.Resist the temptation to fold at any point.--CM
  10. What range of hands do you put Villain on after his turn bet?A key point no one seems to be addressing is that your overpair is completely and totally disguised.This means that Villain is rightly going to assume you are weak.And he could easilly be- using his position and your passiveness to buy the pot- value betting his Top Pair assuming it must be bestIf you had shown aggression at any point, and he countered with more aggression, you can often lay down the overpair.But when you keep it a secret like this, folding blindly is almost always scared poker.Point: when you are going to "trick" yo
  11. Two very different issues being discussed in this hand.- Preflop decision- River decision.Here are my thoughts on the first....Reasons for limping:- We have a hand that plays well in multi-way pots. Limping encourages other limpers. And we would love to have the whole table playing this pot with me. And since our opponents are microstake crazies who typically make loose calls and overplay their hands, we could potentially win a large pot given the proper board. - It's cheap. It's less than 1% of my buyin. If I have to limp-fold, that doesn't hurt us too bad at all.= This combination of reason
  12. .... UTG checked, MP bet again, CO called, I overcalled, UTG overcalled.MP = 88CO = 66UTG = 55All three had a heart.--cm
  13. Ahhh, I see.I agree that this is an important difference.But I certainly don't feel that it means we are more likely behind.In fact, since Villain only cold called preflop, this decreases the chances that he has the overpair to our Jacks.And the odds of him having a Ten becomes significantly greater.Because we have all see numerous players calling a preflop raise in position with any suited broadway cards.Based on this information, the chances of gaining value against a villain with a lesser pair have improved.And the chances of being behind have decreased.This encourages me even more to raise
  14. I see people frequently presume that when a villain folds to their value bet, it means they did something wrong.And that simply isn't the case.Because there will be many instances in which our opponent just doesn't have a hand to play on with.So we were not going to get any more value from him, no matter what we did.You just have to make your bet with your monster, and hope he has something to call you down with.If he doesn't have that Ace, then the hand will be over.If he does, he will pay us off.--CM
  15. My thoughts....Without a specific read, folding overpairs to basic continuation bets must be bad poker.When we have Jacks, what type of flop are we hoping for?This one is about as good as we're going to get.So if we fold here without any further information, we probably shouldn't be playing the hand in the first place.And a couple of c-bets from the preflop raiser is not reliable information to tell us we are likely behind.Following this reasoning, if we're not going to fold our Jacks as is, I think we have to start off by asking ourselves one question:If we had additional information that we
  16. It's not cold calling since we already have a bet invested from the big blind.Assuming everyone is coming along, it costs be another 3 bets to see flop in a 12.5 bet pot.Being out of position certainly hurts my expected value, but since I feel I can outplay most players at 2/4, I like my chances here.Having said that, I can appreciate a cautious fold from someone who is not confident at this table. Are you suggesting that I lead bluff this horribly coordinated flop into 3 preflop raisers?Bluffing only works if there is a chance everyone will fold.My fold equity on this flop is absolutely zero.
  17. PokerStars Limit Hold'em, $4.00 BB (6 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.comPreflop: Hero is SB with K, AUTG raises, MP 3-bets, CO caps, 1 fold, Hero calls, 1 fold, UTG calls, MP callsFlop: (17 SB) 4, 7, 3(4 players)Hero checks, UTG checks, MP bets, CO calls, Hero calls, UTG callsTurn: (10.5 BB) 3(4 players)Hero checks, UTG checks, MP bets, CO calls, Hero calls, UTG callsRiver: (14.5 BB) K(4 players)Hero checks ....===================That flop can't get much worse for us.We are down to only 4 possibly useful overcards.Even if we hit them, we could still easily be outdrawn.
  18. Blindly following this logic is certainly a spew.Never just skoff at a play and raise it regardless of circumstances.If a loose player in the big blind were to make this funky flop bet into us, then a raise has merit.Because that opponent could have anything.He could easily have a smaller Queen, in which case a raise from us gains value.But the fact that the bet came from the small blind makes a huge difference.His preflop call typically means significantly more than a call from a big blind defense.The small blind's call demands more respect.And it usually greatly narrows his range.Specificall
  19. Villain called our preflop raise from the small blind.This represents a good hand.Which generally means he likely has big cards or a pair.We have a margial hand with Top Pair-Weak Kicker.So when Villain funky-bets us on the flop. it's difficult to determine if we are ahead.But it does, however, make it very simple to play.If Villain played with big cards and hit the Queen, his kicker beats ours and we are behind.If this is the case, he is never going to fold his Top Pair.And we want to keep the pot as small as possible to minimize our losses.So passively calling along is the best play.If Villa
  20. .... and this is why betting large on the river with made hands can be so successful so often.--cm
  21. If Villain bluffs wth AQ, he bluffs here with anything.Your AJ can beat anything.A read on this villain doesn't tell us if we are ahead.It tell us if the villain thinks we are ahead.Your read was that this villain thought we were behind.You were wrong.Appreciate the difference here.--cm
  22. Let's clarify something here.Hero's point is that he made this questionable move because he was 100% confident with his read.But what exactly was Hero's read? He says he knew he was behind.But what does this mean?It certainly does not imply that he knew Villain had AQ.In fact, Hero has no idea what cards Villain holds here.In actuality, the read was not that he knew he was behind.Hero's point is that his read tells him that Villain is strong.And he is "100% confident" in his read that Villain is strong.And that's why he mucked his hand. But if I am reading the original post correctly, both her
  23. Because when the odds are huge, we have to be almost positive that we are behind.And no matter how brilliant we are, the simple fact is that it is not possible for us to be positive.And we must understand this.We all like to be proud of our reads.We love to be able to boast that we know exactly what he has.But we are kidding ourselves.Sure, we might be right.In fact, we probably are right.But we can't be positive.And this mean that folding against huge odds is always wrong.Exception: If we are ever sitting with 7 high and can't even beat a bluff, then we truly do know that we are behind and ca
  24. Without a specific read, this call was certainly wrong and will lead to an overall loss of funds very quickly.Every "big play" we make at the table has a shot at working out a small percentage of the time.But just because we encountered one of those times where we succeeded, it does not validate it as being the right play.Instead, the success just encourages us to continue our wrong ways.And eventually (usually sooner than later), our lesson is learned and we lose everything because of it.The fact that you are boasting about this loose call seems to confirm that you will continue this practice
  25. My thoughts:- Don't make a bet that leaves you or your opponent with a tiny stack. When determining how much to bet, assess the pot size and stack sizes. If the bet you have chosen is close to an all-in for one of you, just put the rest in there immediately. Allowing a few chips to remain just leads to awkwardness on later streets- like it did in your example.Point: always know how many chips are in all stacks.- When deciding to call an all-in on the river, huge pot odds outweigh everything else.Villain may have missed a draw, in which case your Ace high is best.Huge pot odds mean you only hav
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