PokerStars homepage
  • If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


No announcement yet.

25NL 6Max Zoom- TPWK vs aggressive villain

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 25NL 6Max Zoom- TPWK vs aggressive villain

    Villain (68 hands): 35/35/15 AF: 6.50 Not a huge sample size but he seemed to be very aggressive. Unfortunately he hand't yet done anything on the river in the hands I had on my database. Preflop I felt that J8s was a decent hand to try and win a stack with against such an aggressive villain. I think the flop/turn calls are obligatory. Can a case be made for calling the river, is he likely to be bluffing often enough for it to be worth calling?

  • #2
    Hi Andy,

    I fold to his 3b here. I know he's been fairly out of line for his 68 hands, but J8s just isn't good enough to do battle with imo. He is making a very large 3B sizing, which gives us a poor price to flat, and is no doubt 3-betting with a range that includes many hands which dominate us. I would actually prefer 4b/folding over flatting, but we don't have any blockers and his sizing forces us to 4b larger than we'd normally like to boot. I don't think either play is one we can pursue profitably, so folding is the best EV option imo.

    Flatting gets us into a bunch of pickles like this too. Flop and turn are good, river is an interesting question, isn't it? We have to be right more than 1/3rd of the time, and while he's certainly bluffing sometimes, is it that often? I have no idea.

    My best educated guess is to call, based on the facts that:

    -He's wildly aggro
    -All flopped draws missed, which means:
    --He can have busted flush draws, and seems a good candidate to bluff those
    --He can put us on a busted draw and trying to move us off
    --Our range is basically capped here at Jx, so he may feel we are folding our entire range to a shove if he thinks along these levels.

    Still, I don't like it and expect to get shown QJ+ quite a bit here.
    Head Live Trainer
    Check out my Videos

    4 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      Yes when I looked through the hand afterwards, my thoughts were similar to yours about my preflop play, I'm justifying his large 4Bet and aggression by calling with a crappy hand like J8s.

      I did fold because I didn't have enough confidence in the stats because of the small sample size and there are quite a lot of better hands that can play like this for value and I didn't think I'd be ahead often enough to justify a call.



      X Cookies Information

      We have placed cookies on your computer to improve your experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.