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    Default Blind defense against aggro

    Another hand for comment. Villain has been catching and is up 25bbets. He is ultra aggressive and 3 bets most raises. He is seeing over half the flops with almost all of them with him raising or 3 betting. a check raise on the flop from him is almost standard. He will cap flops with as little as a gutshot or over cards.

    Any comments on the play?

    $1/$2 Texas Hold'em (Split Limit) 3 players
    Villain: Small Blind ($0.50) Hero: Big Blind ($1)

    Pre Flop:
    Hero is BB with [As, Ts]
    1 Fold, Villain: Raise ($1.50), Hero: Raise ($2), Villain: Call ($1)

    Flop:
    [Jc, Ks, 2d]
    Villain: Check ($0), Hero: Bet ($1) Villain: Call ($1)

    Turn:
    [2s]
    Villain: Check ($0), Hero: Bet ($2), Villain: Raise ($4), Hero: Call ($2)

    River:
    [Kc]
    Villain: Bet ($2), Hero: call ($2)
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    I think you played it fine. I'm never folding this hand ever against the opponent you describe. I would check behind turn sometimes if he starts waiting to turn to checkraise pairs, but mostly just bet it for value.

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    Yeah, not much you can do.

    I'd have to do the math, but if I thought this opponent was peeling flops very loose and would always bet the river with his entire range, I think I'd check the turn and call the river.

    But then again with a gutter, FD and a good a-high that probably misses too much value. If the turn was a 2 of hearts, I think checking behind is something you should sometimes do.

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    When I tell you he showed 34o it gives you an appreciation. So, how low do you go with a call down? Last night I checked where I could and called down some K highs to win. Would you do it with big Q? J?. That probably opens my call down range too much. Any views?
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    Depends on the opponent, obviously. In my head, I think I'd check behind this particular hand with queen high on the turn. And when the board double paired on the river, it's an easy call against this opponent.

    I don't know if give any good rules of thumb for calling down with king high or queen high. I just know a good spot when I see it. Obviously if you make a habit of it, you'll get crushed.

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    Definitely check behind with k and q high unless you have a straight draw too, I will generally call everytime with k and q high on that river against opponent you described assuming i checked behind turn. If I bet and got checkraised I would probably fold q high most of the time and call with k high a lot the time.

    Against a guy like this you need to be obviously getting to showdown a ton. Vary your play so that more money goes in when you have a stronger hand, and less when you are on the weak end of your showdownable range.

    If he doesn't adjust at all you will absolutely crush him eventually.

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