Thursday, May 21, 2009

AI Shoulda Woulda Coulda and more river decisions

Ah man!!! I should have bet on Chris Allen to win American Idol like I had mentioned in a few posts early on. 8-1 would have been a nice price to get. Again, I'm not shocked that he won and quite frankly expected him to win. Oh well..


As we know, river decisions are the hardest so here are a couple more.

Villain is a 31/21/5.3 guy over 70 hands.

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

Hero (CO): $54.40
BTN: $98.15
SB: $51.00
BB: $26.10
UTG: $74.25

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is CO with 2d Ad
1 fold, Hero raises to $1.75, 2 folds, BB calls $1.25

Flop: ($3.75) Td Ks As (2 players)
BB bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50

Turn: ($8.75) 5h (2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks

River: ($8.75) 2s (2 players)
BB bets $7.50, Hero ??

What beats me? 2 pair Aces, spades, straight (not likely)

What do I beat. I now beat KT, non 2 pair aces or a bluff.

What do you do?


Villain is a 36/16/2.3 guy over just 27 hands.

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

MP: $50.85
Hero (CO): $78.50
BTN: $28.00
SB: $100.20
BB: $50.95
UTG: $50.00
UTG+1: $50.75

UTG posts a big blind ($0.50)

Pre Flop: ($1.25) Hero is CO with Qc Jc
UTG checks, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.50, BTN calls $0.50, SB calls $0.25, BB checks

Flop: ($2.50) Tc 5c 9s (5 players)
SB checks, BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $2, BTN calls $2, SB folds, BB folds, UTG folds

Turn: ($6.50) Js (2 players)
Hero bets $4, BTN raises to $8, Hero calls $4

River: ($22.50) 7h (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $17.50 all in, Hero ??

Should I have been re-raising on turn? Turn min raises are typcially pretty strong.

What do you do?

Mookie winner Smokkee, Have a nice day!!!


noldmax said...

H1) If the deuce were anything but a spade, I'd be making a small value raise. As it is, I would call. Aggro stats and donk lead widen his range quite a bit, so I think you could see a lot of A-x hands and even hands like KQ/KJ.

H2) Fold river, perfectly fine as played. Very little fold equity with turn re-raise, given small stack and strength shown. Worse than 2-pair is very unlikely, so rivered top pair is no good.

WillWonka said...

I ended up folding both of them.

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