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Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Joey Lawrence

Joey Lawrence Overbets to Extract Thin Value on the River

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Feb 05, 2010


Event Online six-max no-limit hold’em cash game Stacks Joey Lawrence – $1,005; Villain – $1,000 Blinds $5-$10 Joey raises to $30 from the small blind with the 10 7. The villain calls from the big blind. Craig Tapscott: Did you have any reads on the villain prior to this hand? Joey Lawrence: I had no specific read on him. Despite this, I did make a couple of assumptions about him. First, since he bought in for a clean 100 big blinds, I assumed that he was a regular and not some random fish. Second, since I’d never seen him before at $5-$10, I assumed that he was a thinking $2-$4 or $3-$6 regular taking a shot. Flop: 7 4 2 (pot: $60) Joey bets $55. The villain calls. JL: When my opponent calls, his range is very wide. Occasionally, he will have me beat with a set, 8-8, 9-9 (10-10+ ...

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