[NL20-NL50] nl25 AKo

    • YUKNOW
      Joined: 10.12.2009 Posts: 403
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      0.15/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.88 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:diamond: , K:club:
      CO raises to $0.90, Hero raises to $2.55, SB folds, BB calls $2.30, CO folds.

      Flop: ($6.15) A:spade: , 2:club: , K:diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.05, Hero calls $1.05.

      Turn: ($8.25) J:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.35, Hero calls $1.35.

      River: ($10.95) K:spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.75, Hero raises to $6.00, BB calls $5.25.

      Final Pot: $22.95
  • 3 replies
    • Chenghao
      Joined: 04.10.2009 Posts: 274
      raise F , dun be deterred by blocker bets of $1 into $6 pot , you are protecting yourself against gutshots ( 45 , 35 , 34 , QT , JT , QJ ) in case the river doesn't come your K or A.

      you want to build the pot to take his whole stack.

      ideal pot building scenario

      hero : 56.55

      PF : CO raises , hero ReRaises , BB calls

      Flop : pot = $6 stack sizes / effective stack size : 33.2 ( what is left of BB as you cover BB)
      Co bets $1.05 , Hero bets 2/3 pot : $4.7 ( 2/3 x 7.05) co calls.

      T : pot = $ 16.45 , effective stack size : 28.5
      Co checks , hero bets 1/2 pot : $8 , co calls.

      R : pot = $32.45 , effective stack size : 20.5
      Co checks , hero happily pushes $20.50

      Final pot : $32.45 + 20.5 x 2 = $73.45

      look at the difference in value you are losing out.

      ($ 73.45 - 22.95 )

      as you played , at the river , BB has $30.80 , pot size is $10.95.

      How are you going to get the rest of his $30.80 ?

      you can only try to get it if he has AA :D
    • YUKNOW
      Joined: 10.12.2009 Posts: 403
      Yes, but I doubt he's calling a 3bet with 45 , 35 , 34 , QT , JT , QJ, though with his VPIP it's not that hard to imagine...

      The blockbets usually aren't a strong hand. That's why I put him on KQ or KJ. With the J on the turn I should have raised. I just called flop cause I thought he'd tell me a lot about his hand on the turn, plus there werent many reasonable draws.

      I wanted to keep weak hands in. With the J river I should have raised cause I put him on a KJ type of hand or some other pair+gutshot combo. I doubt he had QT. Against a weaker 2pair I think I could make the pot big anyways on turn and river but I didn't raise the turn, dunno why, maybe I was distracted at the time. If I had raised I think I could still play for stacks against a weaker 2pair, and pair+gutshot would probably call a turn raise at least. And even this way, if he had 2pair on the river, I could expect a 3bet from him since he's obviously not much of a thinking player.

      I'm just explaining some of my thoughts, not making a case that that's the best play, just fishing for opinions :f_p:
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would also like raising flop, not as much as Chenghao said, but my normal c-bet size, which is 3$ at that board. you can back your initiative and I doubt he is really b/f flop more for 2$ if he has there any sort of hand. Then you can bet or if he leads again, then raise to a little half pot size on the turn and finally shove river. if you don´t raise flop a little more then it is hard to get rest of his stack with very big hand