Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tricky Spots

Here are a few interesting spots that I got into last night and wanted to know what you would do if you were me. Preferably, include why you would call, raise, or fold and the hand ranges that you think the villain could have that would lead you to the action you would take.

Full Ring - 2-4NL, relevant stacks
Villain ($486.90)
Hero ($433)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Hero [Ah Kh]
2 folds
Hero raises to $14
1 fold
Villain calls $14 from CO
Button and both blinds fold

*** FLOP *** [Kc 5c 5d]
Hero bets $24
Villain calls $24

*** TURN *** [Kc 5c 5d] [Th]
Hero has 15 seconds left to act
Hero bets $65
Villain raises to $130
Hero has 15 seconds left to act
Hero has requested TIME
Hero ???

Again, WWYD?

Another full ring table 2-4NL (7 players in hand)
Relevant stacks:

Villain ($253.40) <--- BB
Hero ($416)

One additional info is that villain calls A LOT of hands preflop. I don't have the stats with me but his VP$IP was like 35-40%.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RecessRampage [Jc Tc]
Hero raises to $14
5 folds
Villain calls $10

*** FLOP *** [7s Qs Jh]
Villain checks
Hero bets $22
Villain calls $22

*** TURN *** [7s Qs Jh] [Qd]
Villain has 15 seconds left to act
Villain bets $44
Hero calls $44

*** RIVER *** [7s Qs Jh Qd] [Kc]
Villain bets $162
Hero has 15 seconds left to act
Hero has requested TIME
Hero ???

Again, WWYD? Would you have done something different on the turn?

There was another hand that I thought I saved on here that apparently didn't so that's all for today...


pokerpeaker said...

#2 - I probably would have raised on the turn. If it's on the flop I have no problem calling there to see what he'll do on the turn. But if you like your hand you need to announce on the turn and send a message that hey may have to call a big river bet. If he calls your raise or re-raises you, you can fold, and in my mind you're saving yourself a difficult decision on the river.
I would not do this with a tight player but since he seems loose I would.
#1 - Ick. I dunno. He might have K-Q but I really hate the smooth-call and min-raise on the turn. Full ring? I probably fold. I can't put him on a hand but I probably fold. Weak, I know.

Jestocost said...

#1 I reraise, get called and get shown a set, so you should fold.

#2 I fold and get shown a pair fours, so you should call.

HughDuffy said...

2. As played, I think I fold but could also see a call. I think he's either missed a big draw or has something like A7 a lot given his image.

1. I almost think I'd just call and check/call a blank on the river. But it almost seems like the min-raise is wanting you to jam. I think he floated you with TT and boated up on the turn. Fold.

Gnome said...

These aren't easy spots.
I don't know what to do, especially without stronger reads on your opponents.
Hand 1: I'd probably shove it in. The only thing I'm really afraid of is KT.
Hand 2: Either calling or folding are reasonable. No way did he hit that Queen on the turn. The King might be trouble...I don't know.
I like peaker's idea of raising the turn.

steeser said...

Hand 1: I always have trouble folding here and I am always beaten. I fold, and put his range on KQ, AK, 65, A5, and TT...only one of which you beat and one you split with, and both of those are the least likely of the bunch given the pre-flop action.

Hand 2: I have a feeling you called and were good. Not a lot makes sense for villian. Would he call the turn with T9, then wake up huge with the straight on the river? I think a busted flush draw is more likely. Still not sure what I would do there. Folding doesn't seem too bad. I always find that making hero calls on large river bets is a sure way to lose money.

Anonymous said...

1) You're ahead of KQ, KJ and AcTc, tied with AK and you're behind A5, TT and KT. I don't think I can fold here and I check/call the river.

2) Toughest part here is that he isn't playing from a full stack. My guess is that he didn't believe your c-bet with the check/bet line on the flop and turn. This is total air more often than it is Kx or T9. I think I call.

Loretta8 said...

Hand 1: call the turn, and you probably have to call the river

Hand 2: check/call flop/lead turn is a hand almost never, sucks that T9 got there but this is a missed flush draw/retarded bluff often enough from this guy i think since he sounds like a monkey.