Thursday, August 27, 2009

What a difference an opponent makes

What a difference an opponent makes. In the hand below (which was one of my first ones of the night, by the way). I couldn't wait to get it all in.

He was a 89/56/3.4 guy over 37 hands.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

BTN: $149.60
Hero (SB): $100.00
BB: $100.00
UTG: $290.95
UTG+1: $195.50
UTG+2: $54.00
MP1: $55.10
MP2: $50.00
CO: $113.40

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with 2d Ac
6 folds, BTN raises to $3, Hero raises to $10, 1 fold, BTN calls $7

Flop: ($21.00) 5h 4s As (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $7, Hero calls $7

Turn: ($35.00) Th (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $35, Hero calls $35

River: ($105.00) 9h (2 players)
Hero bets $48 all in, BTN calls $48

Of course, it didn't actually turn out the way that I wanted it to. The good news is that I got my stack back and more a few hands later when I hit a flush on the river and he hit a straight and he called the huge overbet. Sometimes, I really love No limit (as opposed to Pot Limit). I'll stick with PL though.

Now, on the other hand, I played the below hand with a good player.

He is a 14/6/3.4 over 9.6K hands.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

Hero (MP2): $100.00
CO: $142.75
BTN: $93.75
SB: $100.00
BB: $120.15
UTG: $105.45
UTG+1: $23.00
MP1: $80.00

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is MP2 with As Ks
3 folds, Hero raises to $3.50, 3 folds, BB raises to $10, Hero calls $6.50

Flop: ($20.50) Kh Qs 7d (2 players)
BB bets $12, Hero calls $12

Turn: ($44.50) 5d (2 players)
BB bets $26, Hero ???

Now, this hand, I'm not so eager to stick it in. His range here has to be pretty tight when he fires a second bullet. What do you do? Also give me your thoughts on preflop. Obviously, I could have re-reaised; but I often opt with calling with position.

Have a nice day?


Klopzi said...

Second hand: min-raise the turn, fold to a re-raise or a river bet. This seems to work best against opponents who are tight or predictable. It gets you to showdown pretty cheaply and extracts value from weaker hands while failing to pay off your opponents those times you are beat.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fold to me. The best you can hope for is a chop. It looks like he is trying to milk you. Is he really firing a second shell here with AQ or JJ? I dont think so.

Gnome said...

Hand 1: Results? Why aren't you continuation betting again?
Hand 2: Tricky spot. My reflex would be to call the turn and fold the river.

WillWonka said...

Hand 1. I meant to put the results. Villain had T5o. Gnome. This guy was leading to every pot and mostly getting people to fold. My plan obviously backfired as he hit his 2nd pair; but the same result would have happened as this guy wasn't folding.

2nd hand was tough. To me, I thought I was at best chopping as Mr Anonymous said so I folded. Klopzi, I don't think I could ever fold after putting that much of my stack in. Almost the same with calling Gnome as that is half my stack. I used to always given the business (Brue) for calling the turn and folding river. Tough spot.

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