Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What would you do? #237 - Gotta be beat, right?

Bodog $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $26.75 - 9/2/ 7.1%3bet @ 45 hands
BTN: $27.35
SB: $27.90
BB: $22.85
UTG: $20.10
UTG+1: $11.45 - 35/19/ 4.2%3bet / 1.2AF @ 202 hands
Hero (UTG+2): $28.10
MP1: $17.79
MP2: $33.00

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is UTG+2 with Kd Jc
1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1.25, 2 folds, CO calls $1.25, 3 folds, UTG+1 calls $1

Flop: ($4.10) 2h Kc 6d (3 players)
UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $1.50, CO calls $1.50, UTG+1 calls $1.50

Turn: ($8.60) 5s (3 players)
UTG+1 checks, Hero checks, CO bets $8.60, UTG+1 raises to $8.70 all in, Hero ???

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In my mind, I think I'm already far behind, given the action.  Given CO's flat on the flop, I can't imagine him floating / calling with any draws.  Given the fact that he's played exceedingly tight (over a small sample, granted), I have to assume I'm behind, especially after his pot-sized turn bet.  The turn check is intended to pot control.  Anyone fault me here?

Hero folds, CO calls $0.10

River: ($26.00) 3h (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $26.00
CO shows Th As
UTG+1 shows 9s Ks
UTG+1 wins $24.70
(Rake: $1.30)


  1. what's CO doing in this hand by the turn?

    I think you played fine, multiway is tougher to play. If you were only up against the fish you would have simply bet/bet/bet.

  2. As played, I think you did the right thing... but man, I think you botched the hand before that:

    1) Really, isoing w/ KJo from UTG+2? That's a tad loose for my liking in full ring. Just too many other players to get through.

    2) On the flop, why so small? I'd like to see a bet of 2.25-3. That can get value from pairs of 6's, 77-QQ, and weaker Kings and also discourage floats. It will likely define the tight guys range if he calls or raises, and if not will probably string along the loose guy.

  3. I'll give you credit for comment #1. However, with regard to comment #2, CO is very much a fit / fold type of player. Given that he's a 9/2, a call means I'm 100% behind / being bluffed (much less percentage). The small bet on the flop, for me, is saying either I'm getting called and I'm beat, or CO is folding. I didn't think there would be much value in betting big here only to be raised / called by what would likely have me beat.


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