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A8s 25nl zoom, Its value betting trips, on this board is to thin?

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  • A8s 25nl zoom, Its value betting trips, on this board is to thin?

    vs 60/20/1,0 5 hands

    PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

    Button ($25)
    SB ($25)
    BB ($20.73)
    Hero (UTG) ($72.81)
    MP ($6.50)
    CO ($27.16)

    Preflop: Hero is UTG with 8, A
    Hero raises to $0.75, 3 folds, SB calls $0.65, BB calls $0.50

    Flop: ($2.25) 8, 8, Q (3 players)
    SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $1.70, 1 fold, BB calls $1.70

    Turn: ($5.65) 4 (2 players)
    BB bets $3.75, Hero calls $3.75

    River: ($13.15) K (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero...

    When he donks i thought he could have QXs 99 TT JJ 9J 9T with a spade. When he checks im thinking if he calls with a Q, i think he definetly calls with QK (or the other 8, if some how he can play it this way)and that if its possible he plays a small flush like this.

    Value bet or not? if yes how much?

  • #2
    I think shoving is a good option here and we should probably go for it pretty often. The alternative is to bet 4.5 and fold to a shove.

    Shoving targets KQ type hands, 8x, and QX. 4.5 can target hands as weak as 99 and will get called by KX QX all the time. It depends a bit on your read on this player. I think I would elect to go for 4.50 with this hand since we block 8X and don't beat everything. I would prefer a shove with 44.

    If you bet 4.50 and he check-shoves, he probably has you beat often enough that you aren't getting a good enough price to call. He can play a lot of full houses that way, K8 type stuff.
    Last edited by GarethC23; Sun Sep 08, 2013, 05:34 AM.

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