Tuesday, December 8, 2009

handreading - brilliant or idiot-savant, but it worked out.

Full Tilt, $0.25/$0.50 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players
LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter
BB: $88.40
UTG: $18.50
MP: $48.40
CO: $76.65
Hero (BTN): $45.25
SB: $71.20

Pre-Flop: 6 A dealt to Hero (BTN)
3 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, SB folds, BB calls $1

Standard steal raise with a suited ace. Villain liked to defend with a wide range, and preflop stats were 39/24/13. Very aggro.

Flop: ($3.25) 2 7 8 (2 Players)
BB checks, Hero checks

When he checks flop, I'm a bit nervous. Does he have a big hand or a big draw? With his aggression, I would have thought he would lead on this flop with anything, and willing to get it in with a draw.

Turn: ($3.25) A (2 Players)

BB bets $3, Hero calls $3

Now he bets pot on the ace. I have seen him bet pot as a "push" bet, and his "pull" bet is half pot. He could have defended with an ace, sure, but I think he's representing it instead. I call for pot control - my kicker sucks.

River: ($9.25) J (2 Players)

BB bets $10.50, Hero calls $10.50

He's all in now because of the cap. Draws got there, but I think he plays these aggressively beforehand. Ace-bigger kicker is possible, and a slowplayed set on the flop, too. My spider sense is tingling, and I just can't put him on a coherent hand. In the end, his aggression and "stickiness" in pots causes me to look him up.

Results: $30.25 Pot ($1.50 Rake)

BB showed J T and LOST (-$14.50 NET)
Hero showed 6 A and WON $28.75 (+$13.75 NET)

Not sure if this was a brilliant call or if I got lucky, but it worked for me.


Forrest Gump said...

Matt, that's a very standard line I'd take against that type of opponent.


FkCoolers said...

A lot of players would bet 9T there as a semi-bluff so I think the line in this hand is perfectly fine considering he checked the flop and then bet the turn when a good bluff card came.

On the river he's attempting to represent the hand you are basically holding so nice call.