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2nl 6max JTo turned multidraw correct play?

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    2nl 6max JTo turned multidraw correct play?

    villain was playing 31/23 over ~30 hands and had been showing up with alsorts of weak holdings in contested pots

    [replay hand_id=252092 type=ps title_id=2 showControls=1 themePath=table_PS_560x386.jpg lang=en gameEntity=0 hash=4EBB181C60]

    thoughts on general play especially the turn shove please thanx in advance

  • TheLangolier
    Hi pokerspants,

    Preflop I would raise a bit more to isolate the limper, .08c-.10c, or limp behind sometimes depending on the dynamic of the opponents.

    On the flop I also don't like raising. The donk bet is usually indicative of a 1 pair hand or a draw, and the trouble with raising is that we are not doing well vs. that range AND the villain as described is not going to fold any of it to a raise.

    Also on the turn, I don't like the semi-bluff shove simply because there is very little bluff component against this villain type and his range. I think it would be a great semi-bluff shove if we could expect a lot of folds, but we just can't in this spot. With little fold equity, we're basically just charging ourselves the maximum to draw. So I would generally take the free card here.


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    Guest replied
    I think you overplayed your draw a little bit here.

    First your read mentioned that this guy play a lot of marginal hands and gets them to showdown, therefore your semi(bluff) doesnt work and it is actually a pure bluff with a chance of catching up.

    The guy already shown interest in the pot and you are getting good price to draw. His small bet indicates that he has a marginal hand and doesnt want you to raise him, however many of the opponent will call raises. The marginal hands include:

    9: T9 J9 A9 K9
    weak Q: TQ JQ Q7 Q8
    and a flush/straigth draw : JT and any 2 heart combos.

    against this range your turn shove doesnt not do particularly well, since he will probably call with any Q and a 9 with a better heart than yours, which means you have about 25 % equity.
    and his flush already got there, if it is higher than yours you are drawing dead and otherwise you are drawing to 14 %.

    and you tie to a straight draw unless you catch a heart if he doesnt hold the Jh.

    again you mentioned that this guy is bad and you should assume that he will probably call.

    I would call the bet on the flop instead of raising and I would have checked the turn here.

    I suggest you watch Dave his class on REM in video archive.


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