This is a discussion on $2 NLHE 6-max: AA 3bet pot IP facing 3bet cold caller donk-bet on dry board within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; 888Poker Snap, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 6 players
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UTG: $1.07 (54 bb)
MP: $0.82 (41 bb)
CO (Hero): $2.21 (111 bb)
Would expect villain to continue barreling with any set
Villain stats looks loose (VPIP: 34, PFR: 19) so don't expect many JJ/QQ here that I can extract value from. Almost no draw in this board so check behind to keep bluff in
Would consider bet here if villain is tight as his cold 3bet calling range is likely TT-QQ
Definitely bet turn here.
As played calling is fine on river as the board is now a 4 card straight.
November 1st, 2018, 4:01 AM
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Villain called Hero's 3-bet with UTG yet to play. That screams middle pair or suited connector to me. The donk bet on the flop means Villain has something, most likely a pair as high as JJ and as low as 77. (I think QQ+ 4-bets pre, and 66 and below folds to the 3-bet pre). or perhaps AT, JTs or T9s.
When the A hits the flop Villain checks after donk betting the flop. Why? She could have an ace, and is trying to induce, but it is more likely her JJ or TT is afraid of the ace. I agree with the check back to induce. It makes Hero look afraid of the ace too.
When villain bets the river the call is mandatory, but I think it leaves value on the table. It is true any five completes a straight, but how does any hand with a 5 in it make it to the river? Villian called a 3-bet with another player to act and then donk bet a low dry flop. The bigger question is "What hands would villain call a river shove (that looks bluffy) that Hero beats?" TT for sure. JJ, and T9? Maybe. Shove! most likely Villain folds, but hero can't be afraid of a very unlikely 5.
When the A hits the turn you checked back to induce bluffs and you got one.
November 1st, 2018, 4:56 PM
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re: Poker & $2 NLHE 6-max: AA 3bet pot IP facing 3bet cold caller donk-bet on dry board
Originally Posted by t1riel
Why just call on the flop, why not reraise?
That is a pretty dry flop and our hand is very strong. We don't want to scare them off with a raise.
As for the turn I think I am putting out a bet there for some value although checking is not terrible.
On the river flatting seems fine to me. He will only call a raise with better hands.
IMO the hand is played pretty good. Maybe the turn needs a small bet for value but your line isn't terrible. River card sucks but it is what it is just call and if they got there they there.
November 1st, 2018, 9:10 PM
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1. Bet small on turn
2. Jam river
On the turn you are saying that you assume his 3bet calling range is tight and then you assume he has the 5 on the river? Weird. On 2NL I would be jamming river 100% of the time, you are going to get called by worse easily, your jam looks super bluffy and fish on 2NL LOVE bluffcatching.