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NL Holdem 0.1(BB)
SB ($13.22) [VPIP: 22% | PFR: 16.4% | AGG: 33.4% | Hands:
I feel like he doesn't do this with anything I beat. That being said, it's just a min raise so is it bad to fold?
Could be a lot, AK/Q, set, 2pair or straight. I think the key thing to see here is V low 3bet% and the huge gap between vpip and pfr. This means he's taking most of his range postflop and likes to play hands in srp IP.
If I would have to guess, he's trying to get Ax to call with a 2pair.
That being said, river is almost unfoldable because you have to pay so little. If he actually had value, misplay by him, since he could have put you in a tougher spot.
I think you need to protect your range and go for 2 streets of value here. AJo is a bit thin to 3barrel OOP in that spot imo.
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Looking at villains stats, they look passive pre flop and a little on the nitty side (nothing obviously too nitty with 19.6 VPIP). They dont 3 bet a lot and seems like with 1.6% they are only 3 betting when they have AA, KK and QQ.
I dont mind the way you played this hand at all leading up to the river decision although I think a competent opponent is going to be able to put us on Ax almost exclusively here. We know they do not have AA-QQ and I think they know we probably do not have AA-QQ here. Maybe leveling myself too much here and it would depend on how good we think this opponent is but they could be bluffing here if they know we have a one pair hand. Even though we are getting 5 to 1 on our money here it is never easy to call a river raise when we have a 1 pair hand. Our opponent might know this and is just clicking it back to us to see if we fold. I dont think they have J10 but since they dont 3 bet villain could easily have AK or AQ of could even have set of 9s now or set of 8s. I do believe we are more than likely beat in this hand but I given that we are getting 5 to 1 and that villain could be seeing our one pair hand face up and bluffing here, I call this here. I think villain is bluffing enough to cover 5 to 1 odds. I would call expecting to lose more often that not but in the long run its a profitable call in my opinion.
re: Poker & $25 NLHE 6-max: 3 Barrels With AJ facing minraise
I think, the issue here is the tripple barrel, because what do you even expect him to call with, that you beat? Like AT, and thats about it? He is not a fish, so he is not going to show up here with A6o, and given how dry the board was, he probably does not have a Q very often either.
Anyway you did tripple, and then you got mini-raised. I dont know man. You only need to be good 1 out of 6, but are people ever bluffing with this size? There are also no busted draws, so what would he even be bluffing with? I dont hate a fold here, even though it feels very weak-tight. If I fold here, then I would certainly begin checking more strong hands to him, so that he dont get any idea, that he can just do this, whatever he wants, with whatever he wants, and get me to fold.
I agree with you. He probably doesn't do this with anything you beat. It is just a min raise so I would probably call. Maybe he has pocket kings or queens and thinks you don't have the ace. Maybe he has a worse ace. I'm calling the min raise