$500 Max 2/5 NL – Overpair to board OOP

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red_dawn_28

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$500 Max 2/5 NL cash game at the Taj in AC

Hero Cutoff $400
Villain Button $600

Hero (9s, 9c)

3 callers. I raise to $25. Villain (who was pretty loose) doesn’t look like he wants to call but does anyway and 2 other limpers call and we see the flop 4 handed.

Flop: 3, 5, 7

2 limpers check to me and I bet $40, Villain min raises to $80, limpers fold back to me and I call for $40 more. I decide that it is very possible he flopped 2 pair and I will check on the turn to see if he keeps betting. The flop could have easily hit his range of 3,5 5,7 or even 4,6. I realize this is a relatively weak play but I just couldn’t see him continue to bet after the flop if he had nothing even if I check to him. My bet/call must have convinced him that I had something.

Turn: 2

I check and he bets $55. Hero ????

I will be able to tell everyone what he had.

Red Dawn
 
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baconn

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He called preflop raise with 3,5 5,7, 4,6 , he is that loose? I think he has the 7, like a K,7 or Q,7 and hoping you have AK, AQ that didn't hit. I would call and bet on the river.
 
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he had 76. he put me on high cards and didn't think i could beat the board. so bacon had a good read. however, his betting sequence certainly sold me and chuckts that he had 2 pair. even the dealer thought he had 2 pair. anyway i folded and he showed me.

it goes to show that if you can represent a hand it can be effective. if i were him i would have slowed down on the turn and ended up losing.
 
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Firstly, your pf raise is WAY too small, especially if the table is as loose as it's made out to be. I you're gonna raise make it like $40 here.

Secondly, I wouldn't describe vil as "pretty loose". If he's calling a big raise pf with 76 like this I imagine he's playing every hand.

Thirdly, your bet on the flop has to be much bigger so you can fold out 3 people's overcards.

Fourthly, vil was giving you 5 to 1 on a call on the turn and let's not forget that he can have pretty much any hand (a range that you're better that 3 to 1 against) and you fold? This seems like an example of reads > common poker sense.
 
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