Friday, January 30, 2009

HOTD: Snapcall!

I made some awful plays early in the week and then ran bad midweek, so it felt good to snap this guy off on the river.

He was pretty aggressive, and his failure to bet out or check-raise the turn really gave his hand away. It's rare to find a player who will check-call the turn in hopes of setting up a check-raise on the river, especially after the flop goes check-check.

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players

The Official Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN): $1000.00
SB: $677.00
BB: $1000.00
CO: $1099.50

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is BTN with TT of clubs AA of spades

CO raises to $35, Hero raises to $120, 2 folds, CO calls $85

Flop: ($255.00) QQ of clubs AA of diamonds JJ of spades (2 players)

CO checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($255.00) 66 of spades (2 players)

CO checks, Hero bets $180, CO calls $180

River: ($615.00) 33 of hearts (2 players)

CO checks, Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $300, CO raises to $799.50 all in, Hero calls $400 all in

Final Pot: $2015.00

Hero shows TT of clubs AA of spades (a pair of Aces)

CO shows KK of hearts QQ of spades (a pair of Queens)

Hero wins $2013.00

(Rake: $2.00)

I snapcalled. Before I bet the river, I had already decided I would call a check-raise because my read was that this was exactly the kind of opponent who might try it.

Fortunately for me, his line didn't make much sense.


cmitch said...

NH Sir!!

noldmax said...

Nicely read. It's an especially strange move since his hand isn't all that weak, but I suppose he can't expect you to be value betting the river with less, so a check-call on the river would be leaky.

I guess a line like his is rarely planned out, right? He must just get to the river and think that a river check-raise looks super strong and can fold out a weak A. I must admit that I can fall prey to this exact line of thought.

spritpot said...

WP!!! A key part of your bet or check decision is def whether you're planning to call a shove or not, so well done thinking ahead and making the correct move.

kurokitty said...


Schaubs said...

ummmmm you only have two cards, not four...

Don't tell me you needed a "break"...?

Gnome said...

I'm still playing more hold'em than PLO. I'm learning PLO, but I need to also play hold'em to keep my winnings up.