Toronto | Ontario | Canada
November 9, 2010, 10:40 pm
I promised to start posting some hands from my daily sessions so here's the first one. I was playing $10/20 NL against a decent lineup. The player in question here was another pro running 22/16 with an 8% 3bet. We didn't have much history at this point but since we were somewhat deep at over 200 big blinds each, I read his smallish 3bet to be weak, so I decided to 4bet bluff. Surprisingly he min-5bet me so I figured I'd take a flop given it was only $300 more and $1250 already in the pot. I hit my bank card on the flop and given that we had no history I figured a check/call was good to potentially let him keep bluffing. With less than a pot-sized bet left I wasn't too concerned about building the pot. Turn checked through and I pushed the river where he snap called with AA.
Not a super interesting hand here but the one thing I'd say can be learned from it is that I'd probably fault the villain in this hand for making such a small 5-bet and giving me odds to call with my pocket pair given how deep we were. Had he raised a little bit larger I likely would have folded without odds to call.
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No-Limit Hold'em, $20.00 BB (5 handed)
Hero (MP) ($4756.50)
Preflop: Hero is MP with 4♣, 4♥
1 fold, Hero bets $60, Button raises $180, 2 folds, Hero raises $400, Button raises $580, Hero calls $300
Flop: ($1550) 10♠, 4♦, 9♣ (2 players)
Hero checks, Button bets $860, Hero calls $860
Turn: ($3270) 10♦ (2 players)
Hero checks, Button checks
River: ($3270) 5♣ (2 players)
Hero bets $3136.50 (All-In), Button calls $2558 (All-In)
Total pot: $8386