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Old 03-07-2020, 08:33 PM   #1
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AJ vs. two bad players

1-2 home game, full of baddies who will limp and call 5x raises with hands like J6s, K-5 os, etc..

EP is a moderately losing player, plays TAG style but but frequently makes bad calls and bad folds.

MP is a huge loser in the game, makes terribly loose preflop and post-flop calls. Doesn't bluff often, but when he does it's usually in terrible spots and for amounts that are too small to get people to fold. He's also a very loud, obnoxious player.

Hero has a TAG image, and many players kind of resent me because I "run so good" when really, i just play standard tight abc poker and win because of how soft the game is.

EP raises to 7, MP calls, Hero is in CO and raises to 25 with AJ. EP calls, MP calls.

Flop is KJ10. EP checks, MP bets 25, Hero calls, EP calls.

Turn is 7. EP checks, MP checks, Hero checks.

River is 3. EP checks, MP bets 25, Hero...?

Thoughts on the flop call? Maybe a raise is better?
Thoughts on checking behind on turn? Maybe a bet is better?
Thoughts on river decision?
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Old 03-07-2020, 08:49 PM   #2
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Re: AJ vs. two bad players

I'm not convinced a squeeze is best here pre-flop, but I certainly can't hate it against these players.

River seems like an easy call.

When posting hands, please mention potsizes on all streets.
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Old 03-08-2020, 01:10 AM   #3
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Re: AJ vs. two bad players

Pre is way to small for a squeeze
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:07 AM   #4
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Re: AJ vs. two bad players

Yeah, pre is probably too small if you decide to 3bet, but you didn’t mention stacksizes either, so who knows.
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:55 AM   #5
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Re: AJ vs. two bad players

I don't like 3betting AJo against a TAG UTG range without a bit more info like whether the $7 is a sizing tell and what his 3! fold % looks like.

What does MP donk mean? If it's usually Kx just fold, if it's random ******ation, call. AP call river for this price.
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:17 PM   #6
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Re: AJ vs. two bad players

Ugh I forgot to include stack sizes. I have 300 behind, so does EP, MP has about 400.

I know I called EP tag style, which is mostly true, but he is a bad tag, so for instance his EP opening range is definitely too wide here...lot of middle suited connectors and offsuit broadways.
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:40 PM   #7
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Re: AJ vs. two bad players

Flop call is fine, he's donkbetting to "see where he's at". He wants you to raise to give him an excuse to fold, by calling we keep the situation unclear. I'd bet the turn because we dont just want to keep giving away free cards on the offchance he has QT or something. Played this way the river would be a thin value bet of 1/3 pot or less. Played your way we just x/c the river.
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Old 03-09-2020, 02:37 AM   #8
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Re: AJ vs. two bad players

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1-2 home game, full of baddies who will limp and call 5x raises with hands like J6s, K-5 os, etc..

EP is a moderately losing player, plays TAG style but but frequently makes bad calls and bad folds.

MP is a huge loser in the game, makes terribly loose preflop and post-flop calls. Doesn't bluff often, but when he does it's usually in terrible spots and for amounts that are too small to get people to fold. He's also a very loud, obnoxious player.

Hero has a TAG image, and many players kind of resent me because I "run so good" when really, i just play standard tight abc poker and win because of how soft the game is.

EP raises to 7, MP calls, Hero is in CO and raises to 25 with AJ. EP calls, MP calls.

Flop is KJ10. EP checks, MP bets 25, Hero calls, EP calls.

Turn is 7. EP checks, MP checks, Hero checks.

River is 3. EP checks, MP bets 25, Hero...?

Thoughts on the flop call? Maybe a raise is better?
Thoughts on checking behind on turn? Maybe a bet is better?
Thoughts on river decision?

Kind of iffy on squeeze. Its a good set up to do it though. Id rather make it 30.

My default here is call. If I had a great handle on EPs range and deduced that he has a lot of Kx Id entertain a small raise to exploit the situation.


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