Dec
7
2007

AA On Ugly Flop, Villain Leads Right Into Me – Hand Of The Day

Villain is 19/6/1.8 over 600 hands.

Other Reads
– Has made this min raise on the cut-off a number of times
– I’ve already three-bet this min raise once or twice
– We played a set over set hand on a monotone flop where he check/called me down all three streets.

Party Poker No-Limit Hold’em, $2 BB (10 handed) Party Poker Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: HTML)

MP1 ($37)
MP2 ($40)
MP3 ($120.85)
CO ($221.41)
Hero ($198)

SB ($198)
BB ($200)
UTG ($430.14)
UTG+1 ($70.50)
UTG+2 ($438.97)

Preflop: Hero is Button with Ac, Ah.
6 folds, CO raises to $4, Button raises to $16, 2 folds, CO calls $12.

Flop: ($35) 9c, Jd, 8c (2 players)
CO bets $35, Hero calls $35.

I guess I got it in my head that this guy was ultra passive after that set over set hand. It was pretty much an insta-pot bet, which threw me a little. Obviously there are a lot of draws out there, but there are also a few hands in his range that have me crushed. Folding feels weak, raising feels spewy, I have position and a solid image (meaning I think he will slow down if he has a draw or a weaker pair), so I decide to call and plan to fold if he shows strength on the turn.

Turn: ($105) 6h (2 players)
CO checks, Hero checks.

He does check to me, I should have followed through on my plans bet here right? If so, how much?

River: ($105) 4c (2 players)
CO checks, Hero checks.

I can’t see what worse hands he calls me with if I value bet. Given that he nearly timed out calling the river with a set in my other hand with him, I think he is laying down a decent pair of jacks and lower here.

Final Pot: $105

I can’t see what worse hands he calls me with if I value bet. Given that he nearly timed out calling the river with a set in my other hand with him, I think he is laying down a decent pair of jacks and lower here.

While my post-flop play in this hand kept the pot relatively small and got me to showdown, I don’t feel like I played optimally. Appreciate your thoughts…

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