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Hero (BTN): 100 BB
SB: 104.4 BB (VPIP: 20.54, PFR: 16.22, 3Bet Preflop: 6.10, Hands:
You really need to post this in the cash game section, but a few thoughts.
You ended up putting yourself in a tough position. The problem is we don't enough about the villain to know if you should consider a call on the river. I certainly would fold the river, you are just beat by too many hands.
You are beat by a strait, a flush, AA, KK, QQ, JJ, 1010, 77, 66, 33, J10, J6, J3, J7, 10 7, 10 6,10 3.
In the end you just have a pair. Generally, it isn't profitable to put all your chips in the middle with 1 pair.
May 30th, 2018, 12:57 AM
Poker at: ACR
I would certainly have folded this hand on the river and very possibly folded the turn. Too many hands beat me and I feel the opponent here likely is playing an overpair, a set or has J X of clubs and hit a flush.
Depending on my opponent I may have stuck in a raise after the post-flop bet to see how they played back, but with the stats you listed, I am guessing this is probably a pretty decent regular that may be a bit looser and likely to call or re-raise me. I would have called them here as well.
May 30th, 2018, 1:54 AM
re: Poker & How to play this hand ??
It's one of two things really. Either a monster or a bluff. With 18% PFR over 200 hands, 66, TT, JJ, AA, QQ, KK, JTclub, AKclub, QJclub, etc. (all of which beat you) are all within his raising range.
A monster shove like that on the river can indicate weakness as well, depending on the player. It can be saying "Hey, don't call me," but I do not know the player well enough to make that determination. Hands like KQ suited can make that bet when they missed their straight draw, but shoving into a possible flush is a really weird thing to do unless he has a either a strong flush or nothing.
Your line of play here can be a flush, easily, so I am really really surprised at that bet of his, which leans me towards a bluff, tbh. I'm thinking he's probably stabbing at the pot, just betting his stack that you don't have the flush. Either way, you can't make that call without the flush so you have to fold.
May 30th, 2018, 2:11 AM
I wonder if he would take that line with AcKc ,and ended up with the nuts. He might of shoved hoping you had improved on the river.
May 30th, 2018, 5:43 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
Hi, I think you're playing this hand a little too passively. Flatting pre-flop was a decent line as you don't want to build a big pot with AJo, so I'm liking this move. The BB calling behind was not surprising. Great odds for him. On the flop you're very likely ahead of both players but you need more information. Your flop call didn't give you that because most players are going to cbet in this situation (Which he did), so that doesn't really tell you anything about what he has. His bet also looks like it's on the value side of things so you need to ask him how strong he is. You do that by RAISING. This forces him to reveal the strength of his hand while also creating an opportunity for him to fold. The more opportunities you give opponent's to fold, the better. Calling doesn't achieve this. Now say he does come over the top after you raise, then that's great, you can fold knowing you just saved some expensive turn and river calls that cost you more than raising the flop now. When you called again on the turn, it was the same problem. No information and effectively turned your hand face up. Aggressive gets the money. Start raising a bit more. R
May 31st, 2018, 10:06 AM
fold, otherwise enemy isn't crazy aggresive fish
June 9th, 2018, 7:05 PM
Online Poker at: Party Poker
re: Poker & How to play this hand ??
Fold AJo in this spot. Call 55-JJ or 3bet QQ+,AKo,AKs