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PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No
Hi All, I've just started playing poker and would be any advice about how i should have played this hand, thank you. PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.02/$0.05 - 6 players Replay this hand on CardsChat
The size that villain chooses on the turn very suspicious to me. Do you really think he's capable of doing it with a combo draw like 67s? I honestly doubt it, unless we know V is super aggressive. The reason that leads me to think this is that a standard micro stakes villain does not tend to risk his stack too much. And in this case, I consider it unlikely that this V with more than 200bb would risk so much, when before its overbet the pot had very little money played.
Obviously calling the turn is the most balanced line, but is it worth only looking for the balance at 5NL? There was $ 1 in the pot after our bet, and now villain actually raised 4x pot, since we are effective at that rate. Villain would have to bluff more than 40% for our turn call to be profitable.
On the other hand, any 2 pair combination would raise on this flop, to get value from worse hands. Since our range contains many connectors, which could have implicit probabilities in this texture.
So rank V should contain a lot of Ax combos, but since we are blocking most of them, it increases the probability that we are isolating ourselves with sets here.
In these cases where the pot contains very little money played and then V makes big bets, you can make exploitative folds more often in micro stakes, since initially there was not a sufficient reason to risk the bets and balance the ranges.