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Hand of the Week 4B (6 Max, AQ in SB)

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In part 2, now Courtney looks at the hand from the other perspective – AQ from the SB. What do you think of the line Player 2 took?

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Hey, guys. This is donkbee from Flop Turn River. This video is Part 2 of two parts about a hand between Player 1 and Player 2 in a 6 Max tournament. In the first video, we talked about the hand from Player 1’s point of view, and now, in this video, we’re going to talk about the hand from Player 2’s point of view.

If you recall, Player 1 [decided 00:00:21] to min-raise, and it folded to Player 2, who 3-bet. In this spot, I actually don’t mind a 3-bet, and I don’t mind a call. I think both of them are perfectly fine options, and the one you choose depends on your reads on Player 1. Personally, if I have no reads, I’m usually just going to flat here, and go to a flop, but there’s going to be a lot of times where you have certain reads on Player 1, and sometimes those reads make a 3-bet better. It really depends.

In this particular hand, like I already said, Player 2 3-bet, and Player 1 called, and we got a really nice flop here. Player 2 has top pair, great kicker, and a backdoor flush draw, but if you remember, he decided to make a C-bet of $4800. To be honest, I really don’t understand this C-bet at all. It’s a really strange size, $4800. If it were me, I’d probably be betting bigger, and then jamming turns, or I’d be betting a little bit less than half pot, betting the turn, and then jamming most rivers. Yeah, I’m really confused by this. I can’t really see how it’s good. Maybe he was trying to induce a raise of some sort, but if you recall, he is vastly disappointed, because Player 1 decided to just flat.

On the turn, Player 2 decided to check, and perhaps he was hoping to call a bet from Player 1. Player 1 did not oblige, and he checked behind. Then, on the river, Player 2 decided to make a really small bet. Perhaps it’s a last ditch effort at value. I’m not really sure. I don’t really know what this bet is supposed to be. A bet on this river is probably more than fine. If it were me, I would have sized it differently. I would have made it a little bit bigger, but that can be said for the flop, too. Who really knows what he was thinking, at this point?

As played, Player 1 actually decided to call, and if you remember, during Part 1, we talked about the fact that Player 1 should be raising the river for value, so even though Player 2 didn’t play this hand very well at all, I think that Player 1 played it really badly, too, because he really missed a chance for some really nice value on the river.

Anyway, that’s it for this hand history. Please leave comments in the forums, and let me know what you think. I’m also looking for ideas, and hand histories to make future videos about, so if you have any hand histories that you’d like me to take a look at, please also post them in the forums, okay? Thanks a lot for watching, and see you next time.

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