This is a discussion on $5 NLHE 6-max: Call or fold? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Sorry about the title..
No Limit Hold'em $0.02/$0.05
Winning Poker Network
I probably should re-raised first though?
UTG - UTG ($2.50)
CO - CO ($3.07)
BTN - BTN ($2.29)
Flop: Yea, itís a little too passive to check-call with your hand (I like check-raise here). You really want to know where youíre at. Some exceptions are when you know his opening range pre, c-bet %, and/or double barrel %, which would allow you to either pot control or trap on later streets.
Turn: Heís polarizing his range given the board, so holding either a mid-to-high pocket pair or AK/AQ/AJ/A10 (likely with spades). Donít worry about a fourth 7. Again, a check-raise would have told you a lot, but certainly canít fold.
River: I think you had to check, but his bet is wild. Further polarized range... now he either has the goods (AA, AK, KK) or a bluff (mid pocket pair or flush). This is actually a very good bet on his part if he knows what youíre holding, but for you it comes down to what you know about him...
Has he ever bluffed off his chips? Usually you spot these players right away. If so, easy call.
Is he a tighter player? If so, easy fold.
Do you know nothing about him? Ok, then rely on math and his betting. Math is close to even money I think (not gonna run the numbers). With regard to his betting, his bet sizing and position tells me he WANTED you to call all along, which makes me think AA/KK, mayybe AK. I fold.
25th January 2018, 6:49 AM
Thanks for the reply. Nah I didn't know anything about him as it was the first few hands I think. I ended up folding. I think he might have hit the K but I'm not sure.