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    This hand was early on My second hand at the table. No history with the Villain, but this is a spot I struggle with whats the best why to get the max value from this kind of hand? Grade b
    I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

    13 Time Bracelet Winner



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    Hi Grade b,

    I think most people tend to check/call the flop and check/raise the turn in a spot like this, or check/raise directly on the flop. Not sure that's the best line to maximize value however as it looks very strong on a fairly dry board... the only legit draw is JT. On a wet board I like this line a lot more as players will credit you with a draw many times and stack off overpairs.

    There's really no great answer when you're out of position AND readless. But I can give you a couple alternative ideas to the 2 common lines above:

    -Donk the flop. I see this a lot with players donking the flop into the preflop raiser with a draw or marginal 1 pair hand. I almost never see it with a monster, so it's a nice deceptive line. The trouble is people fold to it directly a lot, and sometimes get overly cautious. And it costs you the c-bet when the villain whiffed.

    -Check/call flop, lead turn. This is a line I like for several reasons. First, it gets that c-bet in, and unlike the check/raise option it also allows the opponent who has just big cards to spike a pair on the turn. Second, it prevents a free card on the turn which fails to grow the pot, forcing money to go in or the villain to fold (If they don't c-bet and check back the flop, you were extremely unlikely to be getting 3 streets of value anyway so this is not a disaster). Third, and this is a nice factor... people aren't used to seeing this line. When you take a non-standard line that people aren't used to seeing, they often don't know what to do, and that makes them prone to making a mistake. This line works even better when the turn card brings back door draws, because players will sometimes make the mistake of thinking you are semi-bluffing a draw you picked up, and float or raise you.

    With reads of course you can adjust your line to maximize value a lot easier by exploiting your opponent's leaks, and I might play this spot 3 totally different ways against 3 different opponents.

    No idea which line works best at 5nl vs. unknown randoms, but hopefully this gives you some food for thought and something to experiment with.

    Dave
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    4 Time Bracelet Winner



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    • #3
      Thanks for that Dave i shall try that line of call lead or donk lead next time.

      Grade b
      I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

      13 Time Bracelet Winner


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      • #4
        woohoo, Grade b
        I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

        13 Time Bracelet Winner


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