[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH - A2s vs weird maniac

    • ragney
      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 2,417
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      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.96 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , 2:spade:
      MP3 raises to $0,30, 2 folds, SB calls $0,25, Hero raises to $1,20, MP3 calls $0,90, SB folds.

      Flop: ($2,70) A:club: , J:spade: , 6:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1,5, MP3 raises to $7,20, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      Final Pot: $5,70

      Is it worth calling his shove? I didn't notice him being a maniac until some later hands where the re-raise so often and shoves with a top pair with low kicker. There was also one hand (few hands after this hand) where he had JJ on a 754r board and he just min reraise (for value?) the enemy's cbet.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello ragney,

      Preflop: I don't really like the squeeze, actually. Those not fully stacked opponents usually indicate that they aren't that good and likely kinda loose and often our A2 is dominated by a better ace. Therefore I'd just fold the hand.

      As played
      Flop: Bet/Fold is an option, but what worse hands will Call you? And what should be our actions, if he decides to shove in? Sometimes I might even consider Check/Calling here, since he shouldn't barrel into us that often more than 2 streets, if he doesn't have the Ace anyways. Also the board ain't that drawy, that we should be really scared of it. As played, it's likely better to Bet/Fold, since he is often having a better Ace here.

      Best regards.