Heads Up Hand of the Week February 20th, 2009

Posted on Feb 20, 2009 by Gugel in Hand Reading and Tells

The villain bought in short which tells me off the bat that hes probably not a good player.  He calls out of position way too often (56% of the time) and is not raising enough from the button (only 31% of the time).  Hes pretty aggressive and likes to lead out on flops when hes out of position.  I caught him making stupid bluffs once or twice in about 100 hands.

Hero (Button) ($107.30)
SB ($91.30)

Preflop: Hero is Button with 2h, 8h
Hero bets $3, SB calls $2

Flop: ($6) 3h, 3s, 4s (2 players)
SB bets $6, Hero calls $6

Turn: ($18) 9c (2 players)
SB bets $18, Hero calls $18

River: ($54) 5d (2 players)
SB bets $15, Hero raises to $80.30 (All-In), 1 fold

I have a horrible hand on the flop, but take a look at this preflop hand chart.  10.4% of my button raising range that has a three.  Only 3.8% of my big blind calling range has a 3.  In short, I am much more likely to have a 3 on the button than on the big blind.  The villain is much looser in the big blind than I am, but his range is still scewed more towards face cards and the percentage of 3s in his range is probably still around 4%.  Sometimes the cards you hold dont matter its about putting your opponent on a range of possible hands, determining what hes capable of folding, and acting accordingly.

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One Response to Heads Up Hand of the Week February 20th, 2009

  1. JemY

    21. Feb, 2009

    Well played :)