Nate and Andrew break down two hands submitted by listeners, with an emphasis on which player has the more polarized range and how that influences betting and bet sizing decisions.
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Strategy Hand 1
It’s a home game, 7 handed, $5/$5 blinds, BT vs BB.
Pre: Hero raises to $15 on the button with Qc7c, BB just calls. Pot is $35.
Flop: 7hKhAd, BB checks, Hero bets $12, BB calls. Pot is $71.
Turn: 6d, BB checks and Hero checks behind. Pot is still $71.
River: Qd, BB leads for $25, Hero raises to $75, BB calls. Hero scoops pot with two pair and BB shows AhTc for one pair.
Strategy Hand 2
This is from a $1500 guarantee tournament on ACR. $1.65 buy in.
We are about halfway through late reg. Blinds are 650/1300.
Folds to Villain on the BU. They min raises to 2600 with 48K behind.
SB calls with 80K behind.
I am in BB with 9c9d, and have them both covered. I call
3 ways to the flop with 9,100 in the pot. Villain has 48K behind. I cover.
Flop is 3h2h2c
SB checks. I bet 4550. BU raises to 11K. SB folds. I call.
Turn is the Kd.
I check, BU checks.
River is the 9h.