Thursday, May 24, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 65)

An interesting variation on the theme ...

$25/50NL, 7-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55: calls $50 from UTG with [5h 5s]
SB calls $25
BB checks

*** FLOP *** [8d Qc 6s]
SB checks
BB checks
Fuel55 checks

*** TURN *** [8d Qc 6s] [7h]
SB bets $120
BB folds
Fuel55 calls $120

*** RIVER *** [8d Qc 6s 7h] [9c]
SB checks
Fuel55 checks (not really interested in getting checkraised for $3000 here …)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
SB shows [Jh Qd] (a pair of Queens)
Fuel55 shows [5h 5s] (a straight, Five to Nine)
Fuel55 collected $387 from pot

Note the sly check on the flop from the SB who held TP with a decent kicker. SB played this hand pretty well and lost the minimum. Although he could have c-bet the flop and taken it down.


cmitch said...

I really don't like the check behind on the river. The pot isn't that big. Why not bet around 3/4 pot? He isn't going to C/R you all-in with air here, because your turn call looks so much like a draw. He may call though if he thinks you have something like A9 and were looking for the straight but hit 2nd pair. IMO, the check behind with the low straight is going to cost you money on later hands that you are wanting to bet for value because your opponents will know that you are checking behind with a hand like the 3rd nuts.

I understand if you are trying to use this to your advantage for later river bluffs but it definitely seems like there is less value in the future river bluffs compared to the value from getting paid on value bets.

...and you know presto is gold, so you had to be good there.

Eric a.k.a. Bone Daddy said...

I see Mitch's point, but ace queen or ace 10 he will RR all in with and you have to decide which one he has, so I play along with the passive play on the @ss end of those straights.

SirFWALGMan said...

My 55 sucked balls when a 7 turned for a 77.. fucking Gold my ass.

smokkee said...

i don't think the SB was being sly at all.

this is the same leak i recently discovered in my own game. he flopped TPGK. but, waited to see if anyone else would bet out at it. when everyone checked the flop. he figured he must be ahead so he then bet out. the problem for him is the turn gave you more outs.

i agree with Mitch. you need to value bet the river. at least half the pot. if this guy had AQ, i think he would've played it more agressively pre/post flop. if he check/raises you big on your river bet. then, you know you're beat and can let it go.