Medium Strength Hand Trouble

In The DarkIn The Dark Red Chipper Posts: 209 ✭✭
7 handed 1-2 Strip poker with mostly tourists at 2AM. The Villain sits with $700. Hero has $500. V has shown some solid skills, some carefully crafted verbal moves, some aggression. My sense is that he's a winner in his home casino.

Folds to H in CO, raise to $10 w/ :JH: :9h: . Folds to V in BB who pushes in his $2 as a call. Dealer calls the raise and he puts in $10.

Heads up flop ($18) = :TS: :TH: :9c:

V leads out $20. Most folks don't do that with a 10. The PF attempt to limp discounts overpairs. That leaves 9s and draws and maybe a straight steal. H calls, looking for a backdoor draw, a J or more information on the turn.

HU turn ($54) = :AH:

V checks. H has his BDFD and a scare card. H is also looking for a free showdown if he misses. H bets $40. V calls buts slowly.

HU river ($134) = :QC:

V bets out $75. H hates this. The free showdown plan is now dead. H can beat only bluffs and 9x is really a bluff here.

Please tender your thoughts.



Comments

  • RedRed Red Chipper Posts: 2,031 ✭✭✭✭
    Have you already seen him donk before?
    Have you already seen him bet pot before?
  • In The DarkIn The Dark Red Chipper Posts: 209 ✭✭
    Red wrote: »
    Have you already seen him donk before?
    Have you already seen him bet pot before?

    I spent 2 hrs the night before in a game with him and 90% of my focus was on the mega-donk that was on a spew.

    So ... not enough info to answer.
  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper, Table Captain Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Free Showdown is a tactic, a crutch that is distracting you from coherent strategy.
  • Paul_KPaul_K DFWRed Chipper Posts: 313 ✭✭✭
    some carefully crafted verbal moves

    Can we consider the possibility of a pre-flop angle?

  • RedRed Red Chipper Posts: 2,031 ✭✭✭✭
    Red wrote: »
    Have you already seen him donk before?
    Have you already seen him bet pot before?

    I spent 2 hrs the night before in a game with him and 90% of my focus was on the mega-donk that was on a spew.

    So ... not enough info to answer.

    Whoever is your focus on, you shall always take mental note of donkbets and different bet sizing (mostly underbet, pot bet and overbet). These are easy to spot at low stakes.
  • In The DarkIn The Dark Red Chipper Posts: 209 ✭✭
    Paul_K wrote: »
    some carefully crafted verbal moves

    Can we consider the possibility of a pre-flop angle?

    I didn't factor that in in real time.

    With the addition of more information his $2/$10 play was honest.
  • EazzyEazzy Red Chipper Posts: 951 ✭✭✭✭
    7 handed 1-2 Strip poker with mostly tourists a

    [`/quote]

    Well if I'm playing strip poker....how good looking is villain?

    Big bets on the river are usually not bluffs at 1-2
    What bluffs does he have, 78 about it....

    You bet the turn, "for a free showdown" and despite you betting flop and turn, he still bets into you.

    Easy fold as played...

    Turn bets close. You have a ton of equity. But you have show down. Worse hands call you? maybe some draws, but you block backdoor hearts, (he cant have the 9h you got it.)

    Fold out better...T never folding and Ace is not folding for one more bet. Maybe if he has Q9s or k9s

    But you will hate life if your check raised, and you may be able to pick off some bluffs on the river. A bit of stream of thought, but I kind of like checking back here.

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