Top pair facing a large river bet on a wet board

ErinningErinning Red Chipper Posts: 32 ✭✭
1/2 NL game, $500 effective with main villain, there is a short stack also involved in the hand.

Main villain is a young Asian lady, she's been playing loose, and tends to over value hands like top pair and sometimes even second pairs. She barrel bluffs on boards with no range advantage, and often chase draws.

Hero was in EP with :Ac :Qc and opens to $10, V on the button calls, and a short stack in the BB calls. 3 ways to the flop.

Flop ($30): :Kh :Ts :9s , Short stack open shoves for $28, H call, and V calls.

Turn ($115) :Ah , H bets $50, V calls.

River ($215) :8s , H checks, V bets $170, H folds.

A few points of confusion here:
1. on the flop, should hero have called? It seemed like the short stack could have a lot of draws or middling pair that H has a lot of equity against. But now I think about it, with one person behind me and no backdoor flush draw, a call may not be the best option.
2. on the turn, should hero bet? and how was the sizing? Hero thought that there are still draws that the V will happily call with, such as 78 or any flush draw. Hero sized $50 to give the V a proper price to continue.
3. on the river I think it's pretty straight forward fold for the hero. All draws got there, and the price for calling wasn't very good.

Thanks for any comments!


  • Ppacman73Ppacman73 Red Chipper Posts: 20 ✭✭
    Hey Erinning

    1 I think her it’s a a fold. It’s calling 28 dollars when there is 30 in the pot. Let’s say if your Ax hits or your JX hit you win and that might not even be true considering some of those cards hit the flush.Thats still only about 28 percent.Heres the bigger problem though it not heads up your out of position with another player to act who’s range really hits this flop.

    2. Like you said she likes to chase draws.So the 50 good I think you get value from flush draws and top and middle pairs. I feel like all raising bigger might do is fold out her worst holdings.

    3 Good check fold One of the worst cards in the deck hit. So you check and not give her another dime. So no issues there.

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