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Tough spot deep in circuit event for all my chips with 2 pair

This is a $400 buyin WSOP circuit event at Coconut Creek Seminole Casino in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. We just made it to the money (top 25) and there are now 24 players left. Current cash is like $750, 1st place is right around $20k.

I'm on the SB with 200k, blinds are 2500/5000 with 500 ante.

Folds around to hero, I raise to 13k with A 5 :s:. The villain in the BB calls. He is the biggest stack easily at the table and maybe the tournament with about 400k.

Flop is K 5 8.

Hero checks. Villain bets 13k. Hero calls.

Turn is A :s:. Hero checks. Villain bets 19.5k. Hero raises to 56k. Villain tanks for about 30 seconds and calls.

River brings the 6. Hero checks. Villains tanks and shoves.

What is the play here? Is the turn check raise ok? Do we call or fold the river?


  • mug15mug15 Posts: 11Subscriber
    edited October 2018
    Most obvious scenario is he led twice with some non nut FD and got there - fold and you still have a workable stack so w/o a read (loves to bluff river scare cards) ICM trumps and you must fold unless you have a very good read on him.
  • Bart HansonBart Hanson Posts: 6,109Administrator, LeadPro
    Check raise here on the turn is pretty thin, imo. On the river I think you have to fold. Not sure he bet calls naked A on the turn that he is turning into a bluff now.
  • JustfourfunJustfourfun Posts: 200Subscriber
    When you check the River V would be confident that you don’t have a flush. Checking front door clubs on the river after check raising the turn shows concern on your part about the flush. You may have induced a bluff here. Would V call your turn x/r with A9, AT, AJ? Maybe, but if so he is checking down the river. What hands would V call x/r turn and bluff river? 6,7? I don’t see any such hand so I am folding here. For what its worth I would bet out on the flop, you are the pre-flop raiser and hit the flop heads up. Don’t Give up control of this hand by x/calling the flop
  • JustfourfunJustfourfun Posts: 200Subscriber
    Does it make sense to lead out on the River? Why be afraid here of front door clubs
  • JustfourfunJustfourfun Posts: 200Subscriber
    I like the turn x/r. Make V pay for that club he needs, or take it down right there.
  • JwhooverJwhoover Posts: 20Subscriber
    edited November 2018
    Sucks we have the Ac here, very difficult spot as played. I don’t mind the raise pre, but think we should c bet and can call a raise with bdnfd to re evaluate turns. As played the x.r turn I don’t care for too much because he is never folding a draw and is going to play tought on a 4,9, K, club river. I think I go for more pot control at this stage of the tournament c/c turn with a plan to c/c any river allowing him to continue his bluffs.

    I am bet (12k) calling raise flop, bet jamming a raised turn. Check calling river.

    I think we have one of our best bluff catching hands, but not sure a call is winning much here, very opponent based for me blind on blind. I think he has 78c 97c and sets here a lot and our hand is a bluff catcher at this point. If villian had shown a lot of aggression I am probably stationing this off prepare to be wrong half the time, or folding if he has been playing more standard. Judging by stack size he is probably a good player, I lean a little more towards him jamming a value range here bc your c/r turn is repping sets and 2 pair hands,

    I would actually like to hear thoughts on like a 40k bet fold here, a bit exploitable but given the situation we block the nut flush it should be hard for villian to raise.
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