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    Default aq vs oop tiny turn bet

    Merge - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 9 players
    Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

    Hero (BTN): 101 BB
    SB: 99 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
    BB: 40 BB (VPIP: 17.64, PFR: 1.40, 3Bet Preflop: 0.48, Hands: 502)
    UTG: 85.25 BB (VPIP: 20.18, PFR: 13.30, 3Bet Preflop: 1.45, Hands: 218)
    UTG+1: 31.75 BB (VPIP: 30.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)
    UTG+2: 134.5 BB (VPIP: 15.63, PFR: 1.56, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 64)
    MP: 71.5 BB (VPIP: 21.59, PFR: 7.10, 3Bet Preflop: 2.31, Hands: 353)
    MP+1: 45.25 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
    CO: 147.5 BB (VPIP: 13.23, PFR: 6.81, 3Bet Preflop: 1.19, Hands: 519)

    SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB, UTG+2 posts DB 0.5 BB

    Pre Flop: (pot: 2 BB) Hero has A Q

    UTG raises to 4 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 4 BB, SB calls 3.5 BB, fold

    Flop: (13.5 BB, 3 players) 6 4 J
    SB checks, UTG checks, Hero checks

    Turn: (13.5 BB, 3 players) 5
    SB bets 2.5 BB, fold, Hero calls 2.5 BB

    River: (18.5 BB, 2 players) 6
    SB bets 12.5 BB


    I have some difficulty understanding ops motives for the turn bet sizing and how it affects his range, does anyone have input on this?
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  2. #2
    Who knows why these guys do this. Often it is with a weakish hand, but many of them will call a raise anyway. Sometimes it will also be trappy.

    I'd just call with equity and great odds and not overthink it. This isn't a great card to raise as many weak pairs will also have a straight draw and won't fold.
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  3. #3
    Normally these are "feeler" bets, they are either hoping for you to raise, or they have a very weak holding and are hoping for you to fold or call - they are like a blocker bet in the second case, so you can often raise them as a bluff. Once he bets the river with that sizing though he has 45/78/23/66/44.

    Calling is OK on the turn, even with 2 overs you have enough equity to draw out when he's microbetting with a weak hand. Just don't be tempted to call a big river bet if you do spike an ace - after the turn microbet, a bigger river bet means trouble.

    I don't mind the flat pre, but even multi-way, you should probably stab at this flop when it checks to you because it is so dry.
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    On the river I think it's likely he has a six or a straight. But yeah, tiny bets don't make a whole lot of sense in NLHE. I agree with what Pelion and Boris said. Usually I'd just ignore them and do whatever I was going to do.

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