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#### sweetjazz3

1999 posts
Joined 02/2007

Live 2/5 game, playing 6 handed at the moment. I raise to \$20 UTG (= BTN-3) with X Y. HJ, CO, SB, and BB all call. HJ and CO are good players, both big winners in the game. SB is bad but not awful (a bit too loose, not much of a hand reader at all), while BB is not very good (he's a thinking player, but generally misses out on some chances to make good plays while he makes a few spazz overplays now and then).

Flop comes 9 9 3. Checked to me, I bet \$40, HJ and CO fold, SB calls, BB folds.

Turn is the 6. SB bets \$100, I call.

At this point, I should tell you that SB now has \$850 behind and I cover him.

River is the A. SB bets \$200. What is my range of hands if

(a) I fold?
(b) I call?
(c) I raise \$275 more?
(d) I raise \$650 more (putting him all-in)?

(If it helps you determine my preflop range, I was about \$1500 deep to start the hand, HJ and CO both had me covered or nearly so, BTN -- a tightish mediocre player as far as I could tell -- had about \$650, SB had about \$1000 to start the hand and BB had about \$800.)

#### sweetjazz3

1999 posts
Joined 02/2007

Maybe a better way of phrasing the question is: what should my range be on the turn after I call his bet? And discretizing our options to (a)-(d), which option should I select for each hand in that range on the river.

Assume for simplicity that my preflop and flop bet sizes were my only choices besides checking.

26 posts
Joined 04/2010

I’ll take a crack at it:
Your range after the turn call:
33,66,88,TT-AA
Ax+ KT+ QT JT T8

A9suited (but kinda weirdly played, wouldn't you have raised the turn?) Also, I don't think it's that likely you're raising K9 or less from UTG, but I'm not very good at 6max, so maybe that range makes sense? Just by the way you've played this hand from this point on, I think a 9 is unlikely to be in your range.

KQ KJ KT

(A) I’m folding all the non-Ace flush draws.
(B) I’m calling with all my ax flush draws, (is this bad?) I’m also calling with TT-KK to try and catch the bluffs of the non-ace flush draws that missed. I feel like if the villain hit his ace, he would just c/c the river, and it’s pretty thin and a big bet for him to be value betting, perhaps.
(C) The way you played it, I don’t think you have many 9’s in your hand, but if you do have like A9suited in your range, I’d raise/fold the river, I’m also raise/folding KhTh, KhJh or KhQh on the river
(D) I’d jam our nut hands, AA, 33,66,99. Should we be jamming nut flushes since villain is not that great of a hand reader and might call w/ A9?

#### zachd2323

2839 posts
Joined 04/2010

I’ll take a crack at it:
Your range after the turn call:
33,66,88,TT-AA
Ax+ KT+ QT JT T8

A9suited (but kinda weirdly played, wouldn't you have raised the turn?) Also, I don't think it's that likely you're raising K9 or less from UTG, but I'm not very good at 6max, so maybe that range makes sense? Just by the way you've played this hand from this point on, I think a 9 is unlikely to be in your range.

KQ KJ KT

(A) I’m folding all the non-Ace flush draws.
(B) I’m calling with all my ax flush draws, (is this bad?) I’m also calling with TT-KK to try and catch the bluffs of the non-ace flush draws that missed. I feel like if the villain hit his ace, he would just c/c the river, and it’s pretty thin and a big bet for him to be value betting, perhaps.
(C) The way you played it, I don’t think you have many 9’s in your hand, but if you do have like A9suited in your range, I’d raise/fold the river, I’m also raise/folding KhTh, KhJh or KhQh on the river
(D) I’d jam our nut hands, AA, 33,66,99. Should we be jamming nut flushes since villain is not that great of a hand reader and might call w/ A9?

I'm not sure I like calling w TT-KK. I don't know if he has enough missed draws that he plays this way to make it a call. I could be wrong, though. Any relevant reads?

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