€150 NL HE HU Tournament: HU hand

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Down to last 2 in MTT . Hero 50bb, V 30bb .

V is a solid reg . We are both regulars in local casino but this is first time that we have played on same table in several years. I’ve been CL for most of final table , with V not far behind and we have avoided each other most of the night.

V and myself have been raising sb with 2bb or 2.5bb pre every hand so nothing out of the ordinary.

Dealer made mistake once started HU play and told us no antes in play btw.

Onto the hand . V raises 2bb , I call 67dd.

Pot 4bb. Flop AcTd8d.

V 2bb, H call.

Pot 8bb. Turn 6s. V 3bb, H call.

Pot 14bb. River 10h. V 8bb leaving 15bb behind .

River bet made zero sense but I had hero called all in when 3H v 3rd place player with Ah4d on AsJh8hTc6h when his line made no sense by betting all 3 streets & I was right, so V knows I will call with A , no kicker.

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1) should flop have been a 3 bet to 7/8bb , 3 bet all in or call. This was my main mistake I feel.

2) what hand makes sense here & fold, call, re raise all in ?
 
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Preflop
Standard defend.

Flop
Often A high board are not very good to check-raise with draws, but here its heads-up, so his range is almost any two, and he defnitely dont need to have an A to C-bet this board. You have a flushdraw with a gutshot, so 12 outs, and you also have no showdown value with 7 high. So while calling is fine and clearly beat folding, I personally prefer a check-raise here, especially if you had not been doing this often. Dynamics are important heads-up.

Turn
As played I dont see any reason to do anything but check-call again, now that you improved to bottom pair.

River
You say, his tripple makes no sense, but that depends on two things:

1) Would he dubble barrel a T on this board?
2) Would he tripple barrel an A on this board?

Without knowing him I would not feel confident, that we can say "no" to both of those questions, so I am not totally convinced, that this is an overbluffed line from him. And you are fairly low in your range, so I have no problem just folding and letting him have this one. But if you do think, he would not bet a T on the turn or an A on the river, then you can make a hero call, since you now beat bluffs. I dont see any point in check-raising and turning your hand into a bluff, when you have showdown value.
 
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Fundiver's advice is solid- if we are to get aggressive it is on the flop.

Something you might think about is your statement that you have been CL but have avoided the other solid reg.
That is not always the best strategy- we want to leverage our stack vs the solid reg when there is ICM pressure on them. We want to look for spots to take pots from them because they have to be soo tight when in second place.
We do not battle them often but we do want to pick some spots as they might understand ICM ranges and fold correctly to balanced 3 bets
 
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Thanks both replies . Yep , flop flat call was where I made the mistake in the hand.

River check/ raise also would have been a bad move v his range & line he took , I realise .

V turned over Qd5s for triple barrel bluff but not results oriented.

Would a turn donk bet be the worse move either I’ve just thought ?
 
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V turned over Qd5s for triple barrel bluff but not results oriented.
Well good read and good call then :)
Would a turn donk bet be the worse move either I’ve just thought ?
Dont see any reason at all to lead the turn. It fails the basic betting question, which is "can I get better hands to fold or worse hands to call?" With bottom pair on the turn usually the answer is "no" to both of that, so betting has no merit.
 
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Thanks both replies . Yep , flop flat call was where I made the mistake in the hand.

River check/ raise also would have been a bad move v his range & line he took , I realise .

V turned over Qd5s for triple barrel bluff but not results oriented.

Would a turn donk bet be the worse move either I’ve just thought ?
We always want to think about our equity vs their range- we have a pair and solid draws high equity to beat their top of rangeso if we lead and they shove do we call it off? We really do not want to be folding this hand so it would be lead call it off or lead get bluffs to fold or lead get called and then what on river? Check fold? Not to mention we are not blocking any of their high card draws so any high card could hit them- We also win when they give up on river and win more when they continue to bluff- We do beat Kx and Qx hands no pair as you did so we can bluff catch at some frequency
 
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