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If you think you have the best hand then going all-in is about the only move that's left as a sensible option. That said, for us to be ahead, villain would have to have J7x, J8x, 87x (Two pairs); J9x, T8x, T9x, T7x (Pair+Gutshots); 96x, 65x (Open Ended Straight Draws); AJx (TPTK, although I doubt he'd be this aggressive?!). Otherwise, we're behind JJ, 88, ...


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There're only two options here, shove or fold so I don't think you're a nit by stopping to think. On the turn he's making a min raise and nearly committing himself to the pot (he has 45BB left with a 60BB pot) which looks to me pretty strong and definitively hints at a hand there, given the way it's being played, no matter what card comes on the river if ...


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Given the range of hands you are assigning him, I don't think you can profitably call preflop. You should probably fold, or possibly 3bet if you think he will make the mistake of folding too much (either immediately or to a flop continuation bet). But I think folding is the best play, exploiting the fact that he is too tight with his open raises. As ...


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Bluffing the river after checking back turn here is not a good idea. The only hand you are representing when betting the flop, checking back the turn here is like AQ or JJ. You will get too many curious calls to be able to successfully bet the river here. If you want him to fold low pairs etc., you will need to barrel the turn and possibly the river as ...


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In the ~180 hands played, what has Villain seen of us? That's enough time for a reg at these stakes online to have his own reads/stats on us, and for him to react to it. Knowing what he has seen of us in order to factor in how he might adjust his play specifically against us seems worth consideration. Also, do we have any stats on his 3bet %, his fold to ...


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Should Hero have called villain's pre-flop raise, re-raised, or folded? The only thing you can do is call. You've labelled Villian as tight-aggressive and he's made a small reraise after you've opened under the gun. This is a fairly strong sign of strength. Let's look at your options: Jamming: KQs is doing badly against the average TAG players range in ...


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Generally in these sorts of spots you want to be betting for value because $1/$2 live players will call with all sorts of worse Ax hands and draws. This turn card isn't great for us because AJ is now ahead and AT picked up some equity vs us. But still, she bought in for only 50bbs so without better reads that she could be a tight player I would just ...


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First of all this is not a huge raise. I'm assuming the SB didn't contribute money postflop. I wouldn't be too worried about a higher set because it's too unlikely to really worry about it, but it is obviously part of his range. The read said that he was a hyper-aggressive player, and without other information we have to include bluffs in his range here. We ...


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I don't like the 3bet pre-flop with these cards. What was the goal with a 3bet here? Are you hoping to take the pot down pre-flop, folding to a 4 bet? His call out of position is not great either - this takes most premium pocket pairs out of his range. If he is pretty bad he may call with AK/AQ here, otherwise he probably has a lower suited connector or, ...


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IMO, playing in the hero's shoes, I would have raised on the flop with top pair, A kicker. Its obvious he has something on the flop, a raise would find out if he is serious and how serious. Does he slow play a set or over pair here? Ever?? To me he's got A-A because I would slow play my sets here with no flush or straight opportunities and his push on the ...


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The turn raise is a bit marginal because the only worse hands that are willing to call it are A♣Q♥ or A♣K♥ (ignoring the suits, of course). Once he shoves there are very few combos that beat us but it is also quite unlikely that this player will shove light or shove many hands that we beat for value, so I like the fold. I think ...


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I am not in touch with the state of 200NL online since Black Friday, so you may have to adjust my analysis for those games at this stack depth. Preflop and flop are fine. A preflop 3-bet for balance/value would be okay shallower, but the depth is not great out of position and also Villain can call profitably with a wide range. On the flop, I think when the ...


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Given how deep SB and BTN are, if I were SB I'd think you could have any pair and still call the reraise looking to flop a set. Suited aces (like what you actually had) are possible, but I'd still be somewhat surprised to see one this low. Given the chance to play a big pot, I'd expect most suited connectors and many 1-gap connectors are in-play, but the ...


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With those limited stats I would have said he could be just a regular TAG, but with the overcall it obviously now looks like he is a weak-passive type. He has A5 or better around 80-90% of the time. Aces-weak kickers aren't showing up here much. I give AJ/AT/A9 no heart and Kxh 6-8 effective combos vs everything else So, yeah just fold there. I would ...


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Betting is never good here. By betting into 3+ players OOP it's very strong on the river, your range is only strong hands. You're getting called by a hand that dominates you and getting folds from worse hands. I.E. there is only negative value in betting in all realistic possible states of the world. Check fold would be best against most opponents and board ...


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I'm assuming you had A3s (suited) and not A3o (offsuit). A3o is definitely a fold pre. You didn't tell us what the rest of the board was, but yes it is most likely extremely standard for you to check the river here. A bet won't likely get value from worse hands, and almost all better hands will call.


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I think your flop bet is a bit big. You should still value bet the turn, anywhere from $30 to $40 seems okay. With how small her stack is, you may want to bet her all-in on the river for value on a blank, you'll certainly bet all-in if you improve. There's a good chance this player will call off the last of her chips with any Ax hand on the river.


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lets review the not suited situation. So you have AQ. She sat in with a short stack and was playing tight for a while. Usually a goal of players like that - to find a perfect moment to go all in and to double up. And your goal is to catch them with better hand and to avoid getting into trap with marginal hand :) Pre-flop raise is always reasonable with ...


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Once the SB chooses not to cbet you should certainly be leading here OTF. You're giving him a chance to draw out on you with way too many pair+gutshot hands and this board is fairly coordinated so you should be getting at least one call reasonably often. Once you check the flop, it's pretty close between calling or raising, but I think raising is slightly ...


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Is SB the kind of player that could see your 3bet as a resteal attempt from the CO? If so, his range can be quite wide: Top 15% as well as say his bottom 5% (his junk re-resteal range). For his top end, he'll want to play hands with good implied odds, or can hit the flop hard since he's OOP for the rest of the hand. This includes PPs, SCs and big broadways. ...


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No other line but to bet this flop! I mean that's the flop you are looking for when 3betting these types of hands. Personally I wouldn't 3bet an UTG agressive opener. T9 plays well in position and you don't want to get 4b off your hand. Anyway.. checking back this flop is telling your opponent that you are giving up or basically playing face up(weak). His ...


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Hero's flop bet is terrible, IMO. You made only bad arguments for betting on the flop. Do you want villain to fold on the flop? Really? why? Which hands do you want him to fold? pre-flop I'm almost always calling villain's 3bet (depends on table conditions, which you didn't specify). KQs is a good hand, which does well in this spot, both if more players ...


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Should our hero call the all-in? No. There are many arguments to this answer: The guy came from the online world to the live play. He might be sloppy in handling the chips, but that doesn't make him a fish, until proven contrary, and he perhaps knows the Baluga theorem, which states that if you have TP and you get raised on the turn, you're likely ...


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He obviously has some sort of hand as he's called every street. When the Ace comes he check raises, which is normally a sign of strength, or it could be him trying to rep that he has an Ace to scare you off the pot. At this point there are only 3 hands beating you in my opinion. AA, AK and AQ. He could also have the ace of hearts and another random heart. I ...


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this is a snap fold given your description. a tight/passive guy like this will not shove your turn bet on this board with less than 2pair


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You can only succesfully bluff, when you know BB will never have K and almost always have a T and you are known of value betting light with something like AJ. Actually I like the bet more, as you represent AQ, JJ, KQ, KJ, TJ maybe even AK and he almost never has KQ and KJ because he would bet the river with those hands. Also unlikely that he has a huge hand ...



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