Double Barrel Challenge!

rvansandtrvansandt Red Chipper Posts: 54 ✭✭
edited October 2015 in Challenge Forum
Here goes!

$1/2 Live game:

Hero in CO with :Qs :Ts , action to hero who raises to $12, Button calls $12, SB and BB fold. $25 in pot.

Flop: :7h :4h :9c
Hero bets $18, villain calls. $60 in pot.

Turn: :Jd
Hero bets $40.

BE=40%

Fold top pair? No. Villain has TP and better: 40%
Fold medium pairs? Yes and no. Villain has 2nd/3rd pairs: 18%
Fold draws? No. Villain has draws: 44%
Float again? No. Villain floats: 0%
Raise worse than 2 pair? No. 0%

Given the above, villain folds 27% of the time and this may not be a good double barrel situation.

If hero bets half pot, BE would be 33%. Despite that, I would still tend to double barrel in this situation as villain usually has more flush draws in his range and I did pick up some equity on the turn.

Hope I'm doing this challenge correctly!

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  • rvansandtrvansandt Red Chipper Posts: 54 ✭✭
    Day 2!

    $1/2 live game:

    Hero in CO with :Ac :5c
    Villain 1, UTG+2 limps
    Villain 2, HJ limps
    Hero raises $15, both villains call and pot is $46.

    Flop: :8s :4h :Jd
    Villain 1 and 2 check, hero bets $30, Villain 1 folds and Villain 2 calls. Villain range: TT-99, JhJs, JcJs, JcJh, 8c8h, 8d8h, 8d8c, 4c4s, 4d4s, 4d4c, AsJs, AhJh, Ah8h, Ad8d, KsJs+, KhJh+, KdQd, QTs-Q9s, QsJs, QhJh, QcJc, JsTs, JhTh, Jh8h, JcTc, Jc8c, T9s, Th8h, Tc8c, Td8d, 9h8h, 9c8c, 9d8d, 8h7h, 8c7c, 8d7d, 76s, 6s5s, 6h5h, 6d5d, AhKs, AdKs, AdKh, AsKh, AsKd, AhKd, AhQs, AdQs, AdQh, AdQc, AsQh, AsQc, AsQd, AhQc, AhQd, AhJs, AdJs, AdJh, AdJc, AsJh, AsJc, AhJc, KhQs, KdQs, KdQh, KdQc, KsQh, KsQc, KsQd, KhQc, KhQd, KhJs, KdJs, KdJh, KdJc, KsJh, KsJc, KhJc, QTo, QhJs, QcJs, QcJh, QdJs, QdJh, QdJc, QsJh, QsJc, QhJc, JhTs, JcTs, JcTh, JsTh, JsTc, JsTd, JhTc, JhTd, JcTd. Pot is $104.

    Turn: :Kc
    Villain 2 checks, hero bets $55. BE=36%

    Fold top pair or better? No. Villain has top pair or better 28%.
    Fold medium pairs? No. Villain has medium pairs 25%.
    Fold draws? No. Villain will have draws 22%.
    Float again? No. Villain floats: 0%
    Raise worse than 2 pair? No. 0%

    Based on villain's estimated range, villain will fold 25% of the time. It would not be a good double barrel situation and hero does not have good equity. Even if hero bets half pot, BE would be 33% which is still not that great.
  • rvansandtrvansandt Red Chipper Posts: 54 ✭✭
    Day 3

    $1/2

    Hero in BB with :Jh :Jd

    UTG +2 limps
    UTG +3 limps
    CO limps
    Button limps

    Hero bets $20, CO and button call. Pot is $69

    Flop: :3h :7s :5c
    Hero bets $50, CO calls and button folds. Villain's range:

    Pot is $167.

    Turn: :3d
    Hero bets $90. Villain's range: QQ, TT-88, 66, 44, JcJs, 7c7h, 7d7h, 7d7c, 5h5s, 5d5s, 5d5h, 3c3s, AQs, ATs-A8s, A6s, A4s, A2s, AsJs, As5s, Ah7h, Ah5h, AcJc, Ac7c, Ad7d, Ad5d, KQs, KTs-K8s, KsJs, KcJc, QTs-Q8s, QsJs, QcJc, Js8s+, Jc8c+, T9s, 98s, 9h7h, 9c7c, 9d7d, 8h7h, 8c7c, 8d7d, 7h6h, 7c6c, 7d6d, 6s5s, 6h5h, 6d5d, AQo+, AhJs, AcJs, AdJs, AdJc, AsJc, AhJc, KQo, KhJs, KcJs, KdJs, KdJc, KsJc, KhJc, QhJs, QcJs, QdJs, QdJc, QsJc, QhJc

    BE=35%

    Fold top pair or better? No. Villain has top pair or better 29%
    Fold medium pairs? Yes and no. Villain has it 6%
    Fold draws? Yes, the board is not good for draws. 0%
    Float again? No. 0%
    Raise worse than 2 pair? No. 0%

    Based on estimated range, villain will be folding 68% of the time, so it would be a good double barrel spot. If hero bets full pot BE=50% and it would still be a good double barrel spot. If hero bets 1.5x pot, BE=60%. Villain is still more likely to fold.
  • rvansandtrvansandt Red Chipper Posts: 54 ✭✭
    Day 4

    $1/2 Live
    Hero has :As :8s UTG+3

    Villain 1: UTG+2 limps, Hero bets $15. Villain 2 on button calls, Villain 1 calls. Pot $46.

    Flop: :Ac :6c :4d
    Villain 1 checks, Hero bets $25, Villain 2 calls, Villain 1 folds. Pot $94.

    Turn: :7s
    Hero bets $55. Villain's range: QcQs, QdQs, QdQc, JcJs, JdJs, JdJc, TcTs, TdTs, TdTc, 9c9s, 9d9s, 9d9c, 8c8h, 8d8h, 8d8c, 7c7h, 7d7h, 7d7c, 6h6s, 6d6s, 6d6h, 4h4s, 4c4s, 4c4h, AhQh-Ah2h, AdQd-Ad5d, Ad3d-Ad2d, Kc9c+, Qc9c+, Jc9c+, Tc8c+, 9c7c+, 8c7c, 7h6h, 7d6d, 6s5s, 6h5h, 6d5d, AhKs, AdKs, AdKh, AdKc, AhKc, AhKd, AhQs, AdQs, AdQh, AdQc, AhQc, AhQd, AhJs, AdJs, AdJh, AdJc, AhJc, AhJd, AhTs, AdTs, AdTh, AdTc, AhTc, AhTd

    BE = 37%

    Fold top pair? No. Villain will have top pair or better 56% of the time.
    Fold medium pairs? Yes and no. Villain will have it about 19% of the time.
    Fold draws? No. Villain will have draws 22% of the time.
    Float again. No. Villain 0%.
    Raise worse than 2 pair? Yes. Villain will do it approximately 8% of the time.

    Based on the estimated range of villain, they will not be folding to a double barrel. Hero has decent equity but probably should not double barrel for any amount.
  • rvansandtrvansandt Red Chipper Posts: 54 ✭✭
    Day 5

    $1/2 Live

    Hero has :Ac :Qd on the button

    3 limps, Hero bets $15, SB and UTG+1 call. Pot $45.

    Flop: :8h :7d :As
    Checks to Hero who bets $25, SB calls, UTG+1 folds. Pot $93.

    Turn: :6h
    Hero bets $35. Normally I don't bet that small. I didn't have my coffee yet and miscalculated the size of the pot. :shock:

    BE = 27%
    Villain's range: JJ-99, 8c8s, 8d8s, 8d8c, 7h7s, 7c7s, 7c7h, AhQh-Ah9h, Ah7h, Ah5h-Ah2h, AdJd-Ad8d, Ad6d-Ad5d, Js8s, Jc8c, Jd8d, T9s, Ts8s, Tc8c, Td8d, 9s8s, 9c8c, 9d8d, 8s6s+, 8c6c+, 8d6d, 6s5s, 6c5c, 6d5d, AhKs, AdKs, AdKh, AdKc, AhKc, AhKd, AhQs, AdQs, AdQh, AdQc, AhQc, AhJs, AdJs, AdJh, AdJc, AhJc, AhJd, AhTs, AdTs, AdTh, AdTc, AhTc, AhTd

    Fold top pair or better? No. Villain has top pair or better 59% of the time.
    Fold medium pairs? No. Villain would have medium pairs 36% of the time.
    Fold draws? No. Villain would be on draw 29% of the time.
    Float again? No. 0%
    Raise worse than 2 pair? No. 0%

    Based on the estimated range of villain, he will only be folding 5% of his range. This is not close to the BE amount but Hero has good enough equity when called.
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  • rvansandtrvansandt Red Chipper Posts: 54 ✭✭
    Day 6

    $1/2 Live

    Hero has :Ad :Kc on the button.

    3 limps, hero bets $15, UTG+2 calls, HJ calls. Pot $46.

    Flop: :Qs :8d :6s
    Checks to hero who bets $25. UTG+2 calls, HJ folds. Pot $94.

    Turn: :Jh
    Hero bets $50.

    BE = 35%
    Villain's range: TT-99, JcJs, JdJs, JdJc, 8h8s, 8c8s, 8c8h, 6c6h, 6d6h, 6d6c, AsJs-As7s, As5s-As2s, AhQh, Ah8h, AcQc, Ac8c, KsJs-Ks8s, KhQh, Kh8h, KdQd, QhTh-Qh8h, Qc8c+, Qd9d+, Js8s+, Jc8c, Ts8s+, Th8h, Tc8c, 9s8s, 9h8h, 9c8c, 8s7s, 8h7h, 8c7c, AcQh, AsQh, AsQc, AsQd, AhQc, AhQd, AcQd, KdQh, KdQc, KsQh, KsQc, KsQd, KhQc, KhQd, QhJs, QcJs, QdJs, QdJc, QhJc, QhJd, QcJd, QhTs, QcTs, QcTh, QdTs, QdTh, QdTc, QhTc, QhTd, QcTd

    Fold top pair or better? No. Villain has top pair or better 58% of the time.
    Fold medium pairs? No. Villain has medium pairs 4% of the time.
    Fold draws? No. Villain would have draws 21% of the time.
    Float again? No. 0%
    Raise worse than 2 pair? No. 0%

    Based of villain's estimated range, he will fold 22% of the time to a double barrel. This is not close enough to the BE% and hero's equity is poor too so it would not be a good double barrel spot. Even betting half pot, BE% would be 33% which is still not close.
  • rvansandtrvansandt Red Chipper Posts: 54 ✭✭
    Day 7!!!

    $1/2 Live

    Hero has :Kh :Qh , UTG

    Hero bets $15, UTG+3 calls, CO calls, BB calls. Pot $59.

    Flop: :2d :5h :Ah
    BB checks, hero bets $35, UTG+3 folds, CO folds, BB calls. Pot $127.

    Turn: :6c
    Hero bets $70.

    BE = 36%

    Villains range: JJ-77, QcQs, QdQs, QdQc, 6h6s, 6d6s, 6d6h, 5c5s, 5d5s, 5d5c, 2h2s, 2c2s, 2c2h, AsQs-As2s, AcQc-Ac7c, Ac5c-Ac2c, AdQd-Ad3d, Jh8h+, Th8h+, 9h7h+, 8h6h+, 7s5s, 7h6h, 7c5c, 7d5d, 6s5s, 6d5d, AcKs, AdKs, AdKc, AsKc, AsKd, AcKd, AcQs, AdQs, AdQc, AsQc, AsQd, AcQd, AcJs, AcJh, AdJs, AdJh, AdJc, AsJh, AsJc, AsJd, AcJd, AcTs, AcTh, AdTs, AdTh, AdTc, AsTh, AsTc, AsTd, AcTd

    Fold top pair or better? No. Villain has top pair or better 61% of the time.
    Fold medium pairs? No. Villain has medium pairs 28% of the time.
    Fold draws? No. Villain will have a draw 8% of the time.
    Float again. No. 0%.
    Raise worse than 2 pair? No. 0%.

    Based on villain's range, he will fold only 3% of the time to a double barrel. With a BE of 36%. this would not be a good spot to double barrel. Even when betting half pot, BE would be 34% and again it would not be a good double barrel spot. Despite having the nut flush draw, hero has poor equity.
  • rvansandtrvansandt Red Chipper Posts: 54 ✭✭
    I made it! Definitely glad that I took the challenge as it helped me to get more familiar with Poker Cruncher and allowed me to do some in-depth analysis of double barrel situations.

    I look forward to the next challenge!
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  • N AN A Red Chipper Posts: 147 ✭✭
    Where can I find these challenges?

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