[NL2-NL10] NL4 A8s in CO

    • BigAl123456
      BigAl123456
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 4,080
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $5.55
      UTG1:
      $4
      MP2:
      $6.44
      Hero:
      $4.62

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:diamond: , 8:diamond:
      UTG1 checks, 2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.08, MP3 folds, Hero calls $0.08, 2 folds, BB calls $0.04, UTG1 calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.30) A:club: , 6:diamond: , 2:club: (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG1 checks, MP2 bets $0.16, Hero raises to $0.48, 3 folds.

      Final Pot: $0.94

      I raised to see where I was at, I would fold to a 4bet. On the turn I would check behind and fold to most donk bets.
  • 2 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Duudalinja
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      Howdy,

      Raising "to see where I am at" doesn't accomplish anything really useful but let's him fold his bluffs/weak hands and continue with strong one. Plus he may shove hands like FD and you will have to fold although you are ahead, what I mean is you pretty much valuecut yourself in this case, so I'd call flop and use my position against them.

      Good luck!
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello BigAl123456,

      You turn your hand into bluff if you raise there because you wont go broke if he decides to shove, just take the positon over him and Call and play for pot control, would be much better line.

      Best regards.