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5NL Zoom facing river re-raise on possible made straight

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  • 5NL Zoom facing river re-raise on possible made straight

    Managed to hit my set, but the board becomes scarier and scarier. I still bet at the river but somehow couldn't bring myself to call once more after the raise... Would a call have been the better play? Readless on opponent. Oops, just realised I messed up and posted 5NL in the 10NL+ section, sorry (and please move if possible, thanks)
    Last edited by Nataraj1; Fri Oct 17, 2014, 11:41 PM.

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    Hi Nataraj,

    Your bet sizing on the flop is too small imo. It seems like you're just betting because you hit a hand but not really considering what range you're targeting for value. What I mean is, on the flop you bet 1/3rd pot... but the hands that will continue vs a bet from us will be largely 1 pair hands that will feel fairly strong on a 642 board. 77-JJ (and bigger pockets if he doesn't 3-bet them), 55, 44, 22... these hands all will call a larger bet. So 2/3rds to 3/4ths pot seems better here.

    On the turn the 40% pot is better because the ace is a scare card to much of his flop continuing range. If he has a hand like 88, it's the one card he fears the most, so he's probably not eager to call a bigger bet now.

    And that leads us to the river. It seems hard to get action from worse hands vs. any decent player, but since the villain is a fish I do like betting over check/calling. Since he's passive, when he puts in a river raise it is very likely a straight imo, so I think folding is fine. Calling is fine too since we're readless and don't know with any degree of certainty he won't do something silly. Normally I'm not folding this far up in my range because it would be so exploitable but not worried about being exploited here at all.



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    • #3
      **moved to more appropriate forum since not 10NL or higher JWK24**
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      • #4
        Thanks for that very precise explanation, Dave, I like the ranges and bet sizing correction. Looks like I played this badly.

        Thanks John for moving the post.

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        • #5
          With your mistake you got Dave to rewview your hand. Nobody reviews -10NL hands anymore.

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            Originally posted by MrFlopes View Post
            With your mistake you got Dave to rewview your hand. Nobody reviews -10NL hands anymore.
            Not true. I do pop in here once in a while (granted, infrequently). John responds to most of them though I believe.
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            • #7
              Invaluable help, both.

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