$4 NLHE Full Ring: KK on AQJ board
Merge - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4
SB: 38.75 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
Hero (BB): 173 BB
UTG: 95 BB (VPIP: 31.25, PFR: 13.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
UTG+1: 79 BB (VPIP: 24.19, PFR: 3.23, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 62)
MP: 139 BB (VPIP: 26.92, PFR: 11.54, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 27)
MP+1: 232 BB(VPIP: 27.47, PFR: 10.73, 3Bet Preflop: 3.37, Hands: 235)
CO: 109.25 BB (VPIP: 37.04, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 27)
BTN: 93 BB (VPIP: 8.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero
posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero
, MP+1 calls 1 BB, CO calls 1 BB, fold
, Hero raises to 5 BB
, MP+1 calls 4 BB, fold
Flop: (11.5 BB, 2 players)
checks, MP+1 bets 5 BB
calls 5 BB
Turn: (21.5 BB, 2 players)
checks, MP+1 bets 13.75 BB
calls 13.75 BB
River: (49 BB, 2 players)
Hero bets 16 BB
I check called flop because he is a tricky sort of player... with 2 pair+ or anything that has the board dominated he would consider checking back flop. Since I don't bet out here I think it gives a lot away about my hand.
I call hit flop bet since I don't think he has too many aces in this spot, more likely he has a flush draw, or a Q and a gut shot, or some draw-y hand like that. Again, if he does have an ace, he may not bet here unless he's not too confident of it. I suspect we could even get a weak ace to fold here. I'm pretty sure I can outplay this guy even OOP, so I want to keep him in the hand and keep him bluffing
He bets over half pot on the turn
so this makes it more likely a bluff than anything else, since he bet less than half pot on the flop. Also, I have shown a lot of weakness so it makes sense that he would try to take advantage of it. But again there aren't too many hands that beat me really... lol no there are tons of hands that do, but I don't think any of them would take this betting line.
Then comes river.
This is probably where I need the most help, so please let me know how to improve! Again, since we have shown weakness it would make sense for him to bluff, esp. if he can fire 2 barrels. So I decide to bet out, since I don't think I'd be able to call a big river bet. Then again, I'm not sure my opponent is capable of making such a river bluff.
But what should I be thinking? I bet out small because if he has a Q I'm looking for a call... the bet also blocks his bluffs (again, not very likely from this player, so I don't think he can even raise me here since I have called 2 streets, though it would have been a good play. ) I don't really expect an ace to fold at this point...
Since there is only one worse hand that can call, does the bet even make sense?
I will tell you, though, I felt like a total bad ass playing this hand... I felt like I played it quite well and made sound judgement, so I guess I'm just posting it here for minor critiques, critiques of the river bet, and also to know if this even was a good play cause the board was so damn scary!! If I played like an ass-clown, let me know too
This is the same opponent as my most recent thread too... here are his full stats...
257 hands - VPIP 27.06 - PFR 10.59 - CBet 87.50 - Fold2Cbet 36.36 - AF 1.7 - AFq 45.88 - WTSD 28.13 - WWSF 53.13