Weekly Poker Hand, Episode 28

In this episode of Weekly Poker Hand, I show you a situation from a $1,500 WSOP event where I got lucky but failed to win as much as possible. Did I play it poorly?
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6 Comments

  • Rob says:

    What do you think of your opponents call on the turn? This is a spot where I’m pretty much going broke every time if I’m him – I’d be raising the turn to charge any straight / flush draws in your range and to get value from KQ (your most likely holding I think)…

    • I am fine with his turn call. If I have worse than KQ and he raises, I will almost certainly fold, which would be a disaster for him because those hands are nearly dead. He also doesn’t have to worry too much about the draws because in order for me to have a draw, I had to bet the flop into two people with a backdoor draw, then I had to turn it, and then I would have to get there on the river. That is a huge parlay. If I have KQ or AA, he will likely be able to extract full value on the river when it isn’t a spade and when a spade does come, I may be inclined to bluff with whatever bluffs are in my range, which shouldn’t be too many and when it doesn’t, he can get value from AK and KJ when I either check-call or bet-fold. Either way, I like the way he played his hand.

  • Rob says:

    Thanks – that makes sense. I guess my worry was allowing you the free card with your drawing hands and also the potential for you to triple barrel with air when a scare card comes on the river and being in a tough spot. But bluffs/semi bluffs should only be a small part of your range here so agree now that his call keeps your range wide, And means he can call all rivers without risking his entire stack

  • Femi says:

    Hey Jonathan, I’m curious to know how you would have proceeded if the button raised to $750. Would it be an easy fold since your QQ would rarely improve or would you pay to see the turn with hopes to check-fold to any bet on the turn? Thanks

  • femi says:

    Makes sense. Thanks again

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