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5/5/T Rivering top boat after V takes the betting lead

5/5 UTG straddle $10. 1.5k eff. V's first time in this casino. Late 30's, portly Japanese guy. Assume he learned online b/c his normal open is 3x & his post flop play seems thought out and rational based on showdowns. His pf ranges are wider than optimal though. Haven't seen many SC or any offsuit numeral cards but lots of EP opening and overcalling with off-suit broadways of all sorts. We've been in 4 small pots. First three he double barraled & I gave up turn. The fourth, I took a stab OTT and he folded. H likely has a TAG image.

Hero UTG1 opens A K $35, V UTG2 calls.


K T 9

H leads $50, V $160, H calls



Hero x/calls $225




Would appreciate some input on turn play as well.


  • Beatsme Posts: 495Subscriber
    This spot pretty much seems like a spot where the villain will be able to play pretty well against a bet. If we bet he folds pretty much everything that doesn't chop with us right? maybe a crying call from 99 or QJ but i can see those hands folding.

    If we check i don't see him bluffing. Is he really going to turn AQ or AJ of in to a bluff... maybe? but kind of doubt it. Just cause you haven't seen any SCs doesn't mean he cant have them. So maybe he turns some of his weaker fds into a bluff.... and who knows maybe he some of the Ax ?

    The more i think about it i guess i like checking and giving him some rope to bluff. I think that will lead to more value than betting and trying to get looked up by a weaker hand
    by 1CycleV
  • CycleV Posts: 529Subscriber
    I agree, I think our only hope is he bluffs with something.
  • neverlearn2 Posts: 2,640Subscriber
    Can't we raise turn at all or no? He repping KT and maybe 99 from your description that beat us. He also has QJ though here but his turn sizing is bad and not consistent with a flopped straight.

    He has KJ and KQ we beat along with Ax NFDs and Jxdd hands as well that might take a his line.

    As played I like a check in front as well.
  • DrSpace Posts: 674Subscriber
    Turn ok
    Block bet river vs described V
  • pokergal72 Posts: 49SubscriberProfessional
    I'd probably bet out small on the river trying to get a crying call from QJ. I don't think you're going to get a bluff bet from v on this board.
  • Letmewin1 Posts: 1,190Subscriber
    edited June 14
    DrSpace said:
    Turn ok
    Block bet river vs described V
    I understand that you’re suggestion this based on V’s profile but what does OP hand look like when he takes that line?

    Hero basically never reaches the river with 1 pair so when you lead it’s Kx most likely.
    I’m entertaining a x/rip..

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