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Interesting, tough hand. I think I would fold here. I'll assume there isn't any relevant history with the opponent as that may change your strategy here. I think everything is pretty straightforward up until the flop where you are faced with the check-raise. I think a call here is good, but I'm uneasy about it as it doesn't lead to the rest of the hand ...


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MY GUT: I can't say I'm a fan of a hero-call here, which is what it feels like. THE NUMBERS: However, PokerStove disagrees. A range for villain of: { TT+, 77, 33-22, AKs, ATs, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, AKo, ATo, KTo+, QTo+, JTo } (which is basically sets, better K's, AA, sticky QQ or JJ, 2nd pair, and busted draws) gives hero 56% equity which is way above what's ...


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I would put in a re-raise of at least $50. Try and get some value out of the hand. If it all folds, you've made some money still. On the other hand if the BB decides to go back over the top of you then you are laughing :)


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Pre-flop I don't think he'll re-raise the UTG opener (+ a caller) here that often with a mediocre / bad hand in this spot that often as a squeeze play. If he's aware of position, he'll more likely re-raise a MP or late opener. An UTG raise usually represents genuine strength. After his 3-bet there's ~20BB in the pot. Calling would increase it to ~30BB and ...


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4-bet would be good if you were 100BB deep. But 170BB effective? You'd have to fold to a 5-bet, which is gross. As played, your perceived range hits that board way harder than villain. You have mid PPs and suited connectors so often that villain is going to fold plenty better hands than yours; and you could safely fold to any reraises -- he's very rarely ...


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My first instinct would be to snap call it, but on second thought he might have just filled up here with 89, 9T or 95. I would consider 88, 99 or TT less likely as I would suspect even a bad player to raise those out of position to open the pot. I would expect A9, K9, Q9 to open too in a blind battle. Certainly A9. Limping and calling, he'd most likely ...


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You botched this hand. Let's work backwards through the hand: Fold to the river shove. I doubt he's turning any made hands into a bluff, and he has nearly no missed draws. Your range is TPTK-heavy, so he shouldn't be bluffing much here. Even if he did decide to turn some hands into a bluff, you're still losing to some of these hands. It's way more likely ...


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I had planned to just write a short comment on splungebob's answer, but it became too long, so I leave it as an answer instead: What could villain reraise with in this situation that he could hope to win with if called? I disagree with slungebob and certainly do not think that the villain would think QQ or JJ would win if called. That would be very, very ...


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Well, let's analyze it. There are 95$ in the pot, you are reraising to $200 (all-in) with no action to follow. One of the most tell-tale sign that you didn't play properly is when someone calls, and you are rejoiced thinking he had exactly QT. You seriously went all-in believing he has exactly QT? Any other random callable hand got you crushed. QQ (snap-...


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5 bb is a hefty open pre flop. I am surprised you got a call from J9s OOP. It seems like TT+ would have re-raised. I would put villain on like AK, AQ, or KQ. Bet 1/2 the pot with bottom pair is OK. I think I would have checked or bet the pot. Villain could be on both a flush and strait and is priced in. On the turn when villain bets out they probably ...


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You didn't specify our stack size, and that's important. I'll assume we cover everyone. I like your play on all streets. On the river, we need to choose between calling and raising. If BB was tight, I'd be fine with just calling, but your description seems to indicate that BB is loose and perhaps stationy, so I like raising. The problem with raising is ...


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Given what you say, you should have decided what to do on the flop, not on the river. You say you've already seen him make that move and it's a profitable move in such a dry board, he can only be afraid of TT, KA and AA and maybe KT. Since his line looks so strong (and if you know he tends to do this kind of moves in position in 3bet pots) you're going to ...


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By leading out on every street you have no information about what he could have there. What i would do in that situation is check out he's 3 bet calls PF. If you have no information the best way is to pot control 10BB PF raise from a 2BB raise is way too much. 5BB or 6 BB is enough. On flop the pot would be 13.5BB with(6BB PFR) you raise 5 as PF agressor ...


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Too much inactivity on the flop and the turn, which means it's likely that everyone has a marginal hand at best. I would put a $8 - $10 bet on the turn to test the waters. If someone calls and we go to the river, then you can easily bet it and extract more value from your full house (pot is bigger, which means your bet can be bigger). Instead, if you get ...


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Flop That is a very strong board. 2 pair is great. You could be against AQ AT KJ but you are likely good. AA, QQ, TT would have seen more action pre flop. Two draws you don't have a piece of and in everyone's range. SB could be on a flush or straight draw. Maybe a hand like AJ. You want to protect your 2 pair but a raise is expensive and if you get one ...


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Substantially misplayed on every street. If you flatted to get squeezed preflop, the absolute best response here is a sizable 4-bet, intending to fold to a 5-bet. You'll risk ~40BB to pick up 20BB, and you'll know exactly where you stand.


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I don't think there's anything wrong with betting there as I think he has a worst hand than you do, although I'm not completely sure about the over bet on the river, I don't see the point as you're only going to get called or raised with better hands and a 3/4 pot bet would achieve the same effect with less risk. If I was the villain I would be putting you ...


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Honestly, after that check/raise on the flop, just for image conservation i would bet about 40~60 BB on the Turn , it might have the same effect you want but with less cost. If you dont like that option, then check/fold on river depending on the bet of villain A pair of thoughts: I might check/raised about 50bb on flop, enought for getting the right ...


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It looks to me like he has some sort of pocket pair, or a hand similar to your AK. I think he tanks once he realises that there is a straight draw on the board. I think you are probably behind and he might call your bluff. So i think I would check/fold. What was the outcome?


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You are getting 2.4 : 1 If villain is bluffing 1 in 3.4 you should call Give him credit for any of the hands that have you beat Granted call pre with 8To would be questionable but lets look at this defensively There are 36 of those hands But those hands should have raised the flop and turn as there was a straight draw and then a straight and flush draw ...


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