Episode 332: Polarizing

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.

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