79o – Play Of The Day

Today I played one of the sharpest sessions I feel like I’ve ever played. I did jsut about everything right, I had a good feel for the tables and was more aggressive than I usually am. leading up to today and even today, I have been getting coolered left, right and centre. Twice it two days I have flopped a set of 5’s on K5x board and run into pocket kings on both occasions. Even so, I had hardly been losing much, which made me feel like I was playing pretty good otherwise. Here is a hand that came up today, it started out as a pre-flop squeeze attempt, turned into an easy c-bet against a passive player and then turned into a river bluff. Here is the hand and my thoughts on every street….

Villain is 19/7/0.61, so passive as anything. We’ve played a lot together, they usually respect my bets.

Poker Stars, $1/$2 NL Hold’em Cash Game, 9 Players
LeggoPoker.comHand History Converter

Hero (BB): $332.70
UTG: $261.30
UTG+1: $296.55
UTG+2: $473.60
MP1: $107
MP2: $191.55
CO: $120
BTN: $105
SB: $198

Pre-Flop: 7 9 dealt to Hero (BB)
UTG folds, UTG+1 calls $2, UTG+2 calls $2, 3 folds, BTN calls $2, SB folds, Hero raises to $16, UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $14, BTN folds

No one really showing any strength at the table, time to turn up the heat on them and raise it up in hopes to pick up the pot right there and then. If it comes to it, generally I’m going to win a high % of the time even if the flop comes because I’m going to be c-betting. I get a call from a passive player, I figure them to have like 22-JJ, suited aces, suited connectors in this spot.

Flop: ($37) 6 2 3 (2 Players)
Hero bets $28, UTG+2 calls $28

Not thrilled about being called, but I think their calling range is wide here in position. An overpair or a draw seem to be the most likely hand at the moment, I think they’d raise with a set on this board.

Turn: ($93) A (2 Players)
Hero checks, UTG+2 checks

The flush gets there, which doesn’t really scare me, the ace doesn’t really scare me though. When I check it is possible for me to have a wide range of hands, including an ace and I’m checking because of the flush scare card. They check behind and I’m nearly certainly firing at the river.

River: ($93) 2 (2 Players)
Hero bets $78, UTG+2 folds

I stay true to my word, I’d be value betting here with an ace and I really don’t think they can call unless they have a slow played flush, or were floating me on the flop with a strong ace and as I said on the flop I think they raise with a set.

Results: $93 Pot ($3 Rake)
Hero mucked 7 9 and WON $90 (+$46 NET)

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