Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Pot Control?

I decided to play pot control on this one. Agree or Disagree?

Villain was 35/19/5.4 over 880 hands

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Hold'em - 7 players - http://www.thehandconverter.com/hands/218189
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (UTG): $142.85
UTG+1: $118.35
MP: $99.00
CO: $108.85
BTN: $20.00
SB: $32.50
BB: $18.50

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is UTG with Ts As
Hero raises to $3.50, 4 folds, SB raises to $6, 1 fold, Hero calls $2.50

Flop: ($13.00) Jd 7c Ac (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($13.00) 3s (2 players)
SB bets $3, Hero calls $3

River: ($19.00) 4s (2 players)
SB checks, Hero ??

Have a nice day!!


Memphis MOJO said...

I like how you played it to the river. On the river, I'd bet $10 or maybe a little more. I think you're ahead and because of how you played it, you'll get called by a worse hand a high percentage of the time.

(After others comment) I'm interested in what happened.

noldmax said...

That's a weird 3-bet from OOP from a seemingly experienced opponent. Given his line, I'd say it is usually QQ/KK, and less often 99/TT. You are underrepped on the river and almost surely good, so I'd bet $10-$14 and expect to get looked up by QQ/KK a lot of the time.

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

I would not bet the river, and I would expect to lose probably about two thirds of the time given his leading out on the turn after you called his flop bet.

Personally, I would often raise or fold the flop or the turn, rather than call two bets with AT against a guy who reraised me preflop. I'm just happy he didn't bet out again on the river (I would surely fold to any meaningful-sized bet) and take my check-down and expect to lose.

WillWonka said...

Just about everything was weird on this hand.

I checked behind on the river and was probably planning on folding to any significant river bet.

This one goes in the thanks for not stacking me by Brue... Although I wouldn't have got stacked on this hand.

What did he turn over?

Pocket Jacks for a set a jacks.

Nicely played...

noldmax said...

Wow, that's a really conservative line. I think you lose out on value by checking back that river. Taking a bet-fold line is fine, since you will very rarely get check-raised on the river as a bluff. Since AA/JJ/AJ so rarely play the hand this way, you are almost always good and should be looking to pick up another bet.

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