# Mid/High Stakes Limit Hold'em Poker Forums

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#### jh659jc

4 posts
Joined 05/2007

Could someone please teach me how to apply equity calculations in hand situations? I understand the numbers by plugging in your opponents' hand ranges but I've always been somewhat unclear as to how these numbers are applied to make my call downs profitable. For example, if I knew my opponent doesn't triple barrel, it's easy to play, but what if they're capable of doing so?

My opponent is tough LAGTAG (43/30) who always takes it to valuetown capable of triple barreling at times. It is tough with this guy because I am always in a guessing situation that he might be bluffing the river with Ace-high or even Q-high.

Hand #1
Villain raises CO, SB Hero 3-bet AQo, Villain caps, Hero calls.
Flop: KTTr
Turn/River: Bricks

Hand #2
Villain raises BTN, SB Hero 3-bet KTo, Villain caps, I call.
Flop: Q73r
Turn/River: Bricks

How do I proceed? Do I bet? Call down? Check-raise? Check/Fold River? I am lost. I would really appreciate it if someone could show me the step-by-step process using EQ calc in these situations whether it's profitable to call down if your opponent bets all streets. Please help.

#### MickeyWins

1526 posts
Joined 07/2007

man I hope Oink answers this one, cause thats who you are playing.

I understand the question, But I am not qualified to give a answer, so disregard anything I say.
BUT...
Oink will cap here light, to gain FE later in the hand, and he is capable of barreling his entire range. but once you call him down, he is going to adjust!
So my point is, being able to figure out the calc eq is only valuable once.
after that you PLAY POKER.

the capped flop(better pot odds) and the laggyness of villain (more hands we are ahead of) and the metagme factors (villain cant just barrel us into submission)is more reason to call down.
a predictable player is prefered too, he may give up his barrel at some point.

additional question...something I dont see discussed here much(maybe cause its a terrible idea..lol)
in a situation like these, is it ever a better idea to slug it out on the flop to see if we can get villain to fold vs....mamsy-pamsy calling down?
or maybe thats dictated by our hand?...hhmmmm...as in we have an Ace which beats some of villains hand, vs if we had like jack high, maybe we could get tricky and make a move..hhhmmmm.

#### letranger0

115 posts
Joined 01/2008

You could try to do these by hand but it would be incredibly tedious having to factor in dozens of different situations and variables. Just do yourself a favour and get either Pokerazor or StoxEV, model the situation and fiddle with the variables there to see which things have a large effect on your EV and which don't.