[NL2-NL10] NL4 A9s in SB

    • BigAl123456
      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 4,080
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      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:club: , 9:club:
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.16, BB raises to $0.28, Hero calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.56) 8:spade: , 8:club: , 5:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.54, Hero raises to $1.50, BB raises to $4.05 (All-In), Hero calls $2.37 (All-In).

      Turn: ($8.48) A:spade:
      River: ($8.48) 6:diamond: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $8.48

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two-pair, aces and eights (Ac 9c)
      BB shows two-pair, queens and eights (Qs Qd)

      Hero wins with two-pair, aces and eights (Ac 9c)
      BB wins with two-pair, queens and eights (Qs Qd)

      Get good odds to call PF, and well played i think post flop.
  • 1 reply
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030

      I think you can call preflop given the size of his raise, but in fact I'd usually fold it because our A kicker often won't be good enough, we can't make straight, so not many good flops left for us. Even more - we are OOP, we don't have initiative so extracting any value can be pretty tough here and getting in marginal spots can be costly if making wrong decisions.

      As played I think we have to play for stacks here because we can't really just call flop, because if we miss turn and he pots... Well, ugly. If we have at least some FE it should be fine getting it in. We have nut flush draw + our Ax should be alive (because I assume he won't stack off with random Ax on such a board) and that gives us 40% equity. Not superb, but still almost best we could hope for.

      Good luck!