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3 Interesting Hands at 2NL Cash

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  • 3 Interesting Hands at 2NL Cash

    2 ways to play Ace King Counterfeit but.... After reading Arty's lastest 2NL post I played 99's perfect I think ?
    Last edited by Dodgy007; Tue Jun 25, 2013, 10:03 PM. Reason: Posted wrong 2nd hand

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    Hi Dodgy,

    In future, please post each hand in a separate thread, partly to prevent confusion, but also because the hand analysis team shares the work around on a thread-by-thread basis.

    1. With AK facing a minraise when OOP, I'd sometimes fold (if villain rarely raises), sometimes 4-bet, and sometimes call (my least favoured option, as playing 3-bet pots OOP is a leak. My plan depends on reads.
    Here you chose to call. With top two in a 3-bet pot, I think getting committed is right, and check-raising sets up an easy stack-off on the turn. Just be warned that villain will show up with a set sometimes.

    2. The pre-flop iso is fine. This flop connects well with the button's limp-calling range. I'd sometimes c-bet half pot as normal, sometimes check-fold or check-call, and only rarely check-raise as a bluff. Once again, it depends on reads. It's hard to say the best line to take, as you didn't provide any stats/notes on villain. The queen on the turn is a good card to barrel, as your actions up to that point are in line with the way you'd play QQ+, but it can be spewy to take this line against a stationy type; a category this limp-caller probably fits into.

    3. With 99 on QJJ, I'd usually make a c-bet, actually. You have some showdown value, but checking it down gives villains a free chance to hit an ace, king or straight. You could pick up a draw on the turn, or bet on total blanks, but this board is pretty scary for undercards, so I think leading out has a high rate of success. As played, you're playing the board on the turn and will have almost no chance of getting a random ace to fold, but since both villains have checked two streets, they probably have nothing, so betting is OK.
    Last edited by ArtySmokesPS; Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:36 AM.
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      In future, please post each hand in a separate thread, partly to prevent confusion, but also because the hand analysis team shares the work around on a thread-by-thread basis.
      Ok will do umbup:

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