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NLHE 6-max (0.5/1) Could I get some comments on how I played the hand?


Poker Hand #xxx: Hold'em No Limit ($0.5/$1)
Table 'NLHxxx' 6-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: Hero ($69.55 in chips)
Seat 2: 23714481 ($100 in chips)
Seat 3: 1c4fa42c ($20.96 in chips)
Seat 4: c841dd08 ($91.54 in chips)
Seat 5: 6e9885c6 ($128.83 in chips)
Seat 6: eeacd56e ($122.66 in chips)
Hero: posts small blind $0.5
23714481: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Hero [Qs Ac]
Dealt to 23714481
Dealt to 1c4fa42c
Dealt to c841dd08
Dealt to 6e9885c6
Dealt to eeacd56e
1c4fa42c: raises $1.1 to $2.1
c841dd08: calls $2.1
6e9885c6: folds
eeacd56e: folds
Hero: raises $7.3 to $9.4
23714481: folds
1c4fa42c: folds
c841dd08: calls $7.3
*** FLOP *** [Ah 4h Kd]
Hero: checks
c841dd08: checks
*** TURN *** [Ah 4h Kd] [As]
Hero: bets $14.95
c841dd08: calls $14.95
*** RIVER *** [Ah 4h Kd As] [Th]
Hero: bets $18.1
c841dd08: raises $49.09 to $67.19 and is all-in
Hero: calls $27.1 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($21.99) returned to c841dd08


  • rcmorear
    edited January 2021

    I don't know that you needed to raise AQ offsuit, against an early raiser and a caller, from the blind, where you are going to be out of position the whole hand. I guess I don't hate that you did, and I do raise first in with it, but I probably don't reraise with it.

    On the flop you simply must bet. You are probably ahead, but there are a good many ways you can be caught from behind, because there are reasonable draws to both hearts and straights.

    Bet on the turn is good.

    Bet on the river is also good I think. Even though some things got there, you can't live in fear of them.

    Now...when you are raised on the river...all those things that got there matter a lot more. Hearts got there. Some straights got there. They both are reasonable for your opponent to have. There also are some reasonable full houses for your opponent to have. You are probably losing. But the other factor is that you are only calling about 27 for a pot that's going to be about 140...

    So you only have to be good about one to four to call this. Most opponents are not bluffing here, but some might be (it would be nice to have a read on your opponent). By read, I don't mean whether or not he ate his oreo cookie, but just whether he seems to be the type who enjoys bluffing. There are also a few hands that your opponent might wrongly think are good, such as a worse ace, but it's not too likely. Without cranking up any solvers, just on intuition, I think you can fold.

    But more important, don't get into this situation: don't raise pre-flop, and do bet the flop.

    That's what I think.

  • BowWow

    Thank you for comments @rcmorea ! :smile: It's true that the 3bet put me in a difficult spot to begin with. Also good point about the flop, I definitely should've bet there with all the draws. About the read - villain was a bit loose but quite new to me, only played a couple of hands with him so no much info there. Next time I will definitely try to avoid same situation, and bet the flop big if end up there. It's good to hear your opinion on this, thank you :)

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