[NL2-NL10] Aa

    • Utahmar
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 2,414
      Full Tilt Poker, $0.25/$0.50 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
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      UTG+2: $56.80
      MP1: $9.25
      MP2: $22.20
      CO: $50
      BTN: $34.20
      SB: $24.15
      Hero (BB): $10
      UTG: $51.20
      UTG+1: $48.75

      Pre-Flop: A:spade: A:club: dealt to Hero (BB)
      2 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.50, 3 folds, BTN calls $0.50, SB calls $0.25, [color:red]Hero raises to $2[/color], UTG+2 calls $1.50, BTN calls $1.50, SB folds

      Flop: ($6.50) 8:diamond: 3:heart: 6:diamond: (3 Players)
      [color:red]Hero bets $4.20[/color], 2 folds

      Results: $6.50 Pot ($0.30 Rake)
      Hero mucked A:spade: A:club: and WON $6.20 (+$4.20 NET)

      I know the raise here is 3.5-4$ ( +1BB bec of blinds ), but i would like to get a call, and played at this table a while folding all the way. I got 2 callers, not too good, still, i was thinking on smaller bet, or even check on flop.
  • 3 replies
    • karlo123
      Joined: 25.06.2005 Posts: 10,196
      with your small raise preflop you say something like: i have a monsterhand. make a normal raise and hope someone has somthing.
    • Berliner1982
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      I agree with karlo here. With your kind of raise, you telling everybody: "Hey I have at least Kings, but I will give you the right odds to call here with your pocket pairs to outdraw me". With a normal raise to $3.5 here you could also have TT+, AQ+. Also you like to play only HU or 3 handed with Aces. When you would have made a normal raise preflop, you would be pot committed and could go All-In on a flop like this.

      As you mentioned, checking on the flop or betting less, would be that could, since you would allow pocket pairs, or even worse, draws giving the chance to hit for free (when you check).
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      With AK I would raise 2,5$, so I would also raise with AA 2,5$ because there has been three limpers. If the board was rainbow, I would check/all-in against 2 aggressive players. If they are passive, then I would push on the flop. I can´t see here point betting 4,20$, which lefts you 3,80$ and you are going all-in anyway on the turn.