Thursday, May 20, 2010

What would you do?#108 - Facing river shove with mid pocket pair

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Official Hand History Converter

UTG+2: $22.90
Hero (MP1): $55.00
MP2: $53.20 - 15/10 / 37% 3bet / 2.1 aggression factor @ 599 hands

CO: $28.20
BTN: $18.30
SB: $55.95
BB: $56.45
UTG: $59.40
UTG+1: $56.95

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is MP1 with 7s 7d
UTG raises to $1.75, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.75, MP2 calls $1.75, 1 fold, BTN calls $1.75, 2 folds

Flop: ($7.75) 6d 6s 2d (4 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $3.75, MP2 calls $3.75, BTN folds, UTG folds

Turn: ($15.25) Jh (2 players)
Hero bets $10, MP2 calls $10

River: ($35.25) 8h (2 players)
Hero checks, MP2 bets $37.70 all in, Hero ???
Are you calling? Why? What do you have the villain's range on?

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Hero calls $37.70
I'm finding that more and more, these types are situations are completely polarized. I find that a check turn induces a lot of river bluffs, and river checks induce the same. The whole hand has been played so passively that the only reasonable hand that has me crushed and would be played like this is 22, which would have been horribly played. Obviously, overpairs have me beat, but are the calling 2 streets and shoving the river? His bet pattern does not make sense whatsoever, especially with a 2.1 aggression factor.
Final Pot: $110.65
Hero shows 7s 7d (two pair, Sevens and Sixes)
MP2 shows Kd Ad (a pair of Sixes)
Hero wins $107.65
(Rake: $3.00)


  1. all you beat is a busted flush draw. Tough call unless you know like he's capable of a shove bluff like this

  2. The only type of hands I could put him on were overs + flush draws. I can't put him on cold calling pre-flop and flatting 2 streets but shoving the river. Either he flopped deuces full (I believe turned Jacks full is probably raising the flop given my ~50% pot flop lead), or he's on complete air. The line absolutely does not make sense, because he does not appear to want to get it all in at any point.

  3. As it's a strange line anyway, he might be turning AJ into a bluff?


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