[NL2-NL10] NL 50 SSS AJ/AQ playing with blinds

    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      NL 50 tables are quite loose. There has been a lot of limping. I think it is best to make 4 x BB+ per limper, but I tried also today some other moves;)

      1)
      0.25/0.50 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J:spade: , A:club:
      UTG+1 calls $0.50, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, MP3 calls $0.50, CO calls $0.50, BU folds, Hero raises to $9.50 (All-In), 3 folds, MP3 calls $9.00, CO folds.

      Flop: ($21.00) 7:club: , 7:diamond: , 5:spade:
      Turn: ($21.00) 4:diamond:
      River: ($21.00) 7:spade:


      Final Pot: $21.00

      I think my fold equity is very high. Only problem, that someone would limp in with AQ, AK

      2)
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)        
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $9.94
      UTG:
      $38.92

      0.25/0.50 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J:heart: , A:diamond:
      UTG calls $0.50, UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.50, 5 folds, Hero raises to $3.00, BB folds, UTG calls $2.50, UTG+2 folds.

      Flop: ($7.00) 9:heart: , 6:heart: , K:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $7, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $14.00

      Again trouble hand. I don´t want to raise 1 BB more on the SB, because I play oop and then I´m probably pot commited. That isn´t so nice flop, so I decided to check/fold.

      3)
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)        
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $10
      MP1:
      $21.42

      0.25/0.50 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q:diamond: , A:diamond: . MP2 posts a blind of $0.50.
      UTG folds, UTG+1 calls $0.50, UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls $0.50, MP2 checks, MP3 calls $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $4.00, 2 folds, MP1 calls $3.50, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($10.00) 9:club: , 5:diamond: , 9:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $6 (All-In), MP1 calls $6.00.

      Turn: ($22.00) 7:diamond:
      River: ($22.00) 3:heart:


      Final Pot: $22.00

      I thought a while and moved all-in. I should be ahead his calling range and hoped that he don´t have pp. Actually here I could also push pre-flop.
      Any ideas?

      PS Seems like NL 50 is easier than NL 25 and a lot looser:P
  • 2 replies
    • helemaalnicks
      helemaalnicks
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2007 Posts: 7,195
      i think you shouldnt push preflop with AQ or AJ.

      1. you underestimate AJ. AQ is actually a nice hand to limp with sometimes.
      2. pushing preflop with AQ is -Ev i think, because you only get called by AA KK QQ JJ AK, and maybe AQ AJ AT TT 99. More hands on the left side, then on the right side, and calling with the hands on the right side is only done by donks, so -EV i believe.

      WARNING: I can limp ANYTHING. AA KK QQ JJ AQ AK etc. are all hands I could limp with, in certain situations. I believe I'm not the only one. Doing the unexpected can be quite a shock sometimes, and can be very profitable. UTG limp with KK can be good.
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Limping KK on a NL $25 is - EV no matter if you´re an SSS or BSS.

      Like we discussed yesterday during the coaching, here I would play:

      Hand 1.)
      Push preflop.

      Hand 2.)
      Ok.

      Hand 3.)
      Push preflop.