Originally Posted by PokerPJE
Was just reading through some old hands and came across this.
Seat 1: PokerPJE (500 in chips)
Seat 2: Pukesas (500 in chips)
PokerPJE: posts small blind 10
Pukesas: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to PokerPJE [7s 9c]
PokerPJE: calls 10
*** FLOP *** [9h Ad 6h]
PokerPJE: bets 20
Pukesas: raises 20 to 40
PokerPJE: calls 20
*** TURN *** [9h Ad 6h] [3c]
Pukesas: bets 60
Uncalled bet (60) returned to Pukesas
Pukesas collected 120 from pot
Pukesas: doesn't show hand
I can't remember this hand but I think he moved me of my 9's or he had a better kicker.
Please can someone give me some advice as I can't remember this, I don't want this to happen to much.
Raise preflop (if he 3 bets you fold to big bet or call one of his min raises)
Once the flop comes you have to frame you hand in terms of Relative hand value and opponent mistakes propensity.
Decide (in all hands you play on all streets against all players); do i have a value hand *one that can be called by a decent chunk of second best hands, a ShowDown value hand (SDV) *one that wont often get called by worse but that is still often the best hand, *a draw (obv), *or total air (bluff/dont bluff).
Then you look at opponents most likely mistakes; if he's super aggro then you'll often be better off x ing and calling out of position and maybe xing back in position to induce bets. If he's super loose you can value bet more in and out of pos, if he's a nit you can bluff more.
In a hand like the one you posted it is very important to know something about villain.
The best line on the flop will be to determine RHV (relative hand value) if you'd raised/got called preflop then you would have SDV only. Not too many players gonna call you down with worse on an AXX flop after you raise preflop; so you would have to decide if you would be better off turning your hand into a bluff and betting for a fold or if you should x it back hoping to bluff catch the turn and/or river.
As played (OTF) your opponent can literally have Any Two Cards. You have a value hand that can be called by worse. Your opp probobly calls too much so you should usually bet. Once he makes his minraise your hand changes from value to show down value only as you can never beat a hand that legitimately x/raises for value.
There shouldn't be too many AX combos in opponents range cause he x'd back preflop; again, this is where knowing your opponent is so important (would he x back AX preflop and X a pair of aces+ on a two tone flop? i wouldnt. Does it make sense for villian to x/r 9X on this flop?? The kicker you have will almost NEVER come up here. A 9x hand either x/c's or bets out, your only gonna be against AX and semi bluff here mostly. W/out knowing much about opponent, I would think
villain has a draw on the flop most of the time. He could have flopped a set but i think most pairs raise preflop.
So i would bet/call flop as played.
On the turn you get a VERY good card. Almost all hands you beat on the flop you beat now. When he bets this you shouldn't be suprised (he did x/r the flop) if your not calling when this brick hits, consider folding on the flop. I think you should call the turn. Planning to x back the river or call again if no cards that fill straight/flush hit the river. If an overcard hits and villain bets a third time youd need a good read on opponent to call but its a call i make EVRY DAY against super maniacal LAGs that you can count on to barell ATC.
If i knew ANYTHING about villian my line would become SUPER simple with this hand.
Villain is a nit=bet/fold flop
villain is super aggro=x flop back and call down