[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH - AA, How to play if I was the villian?

    • ragney
      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 2,417
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      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.96 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 9:spade: , 9:club:
      MP2 calls $0,10, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0,40, BU calls $0,40, SB folds, BB raises to $0,70, MP2 folds, Hero calls $0,30, BU calls $0,30.

      Flop: ($2,25) 9:diamond: , 4:diamond: , 2:heart: (3 players)
      BB bets $2,25, Hero calls $2,25, BU folds.

      Turn: ($6,75) 3:club: (2 players)
      BB raises $7,05 (All-In), Hero calls $7,05 (All-In).

      River: ($20,85) 3:spade: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $20,85

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a full-house, nines full of threes (9s 9c)
      BB shows (Ad Ac)

      Hero wins with a full-house, nines full of threes (9s 9c)

      How to play this hand if I were the villian (BB, with pocket aces). First of all bigger preflop raise, thats obvious. But postflop.
      - Betting flop seems mandatory.
      - The board is on low cards, we cannot put our enemy to have hands like 94, 32 etc. I also think with a bigger re-raise cards lower than pocket 7 will fold most of the time.
      - The turn is 3, we might be able to put him on A5s. So I'd still bet here, about half of pot size.
      - River, since I am so committed, I don't see myself not calling down his possible shove. So check/call?

      This is near unavoidable?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I think bet/bet/shove is fine play if you have aces that spot.
      I´d only bet smaller but I don´t really think I should get away my hand, since although villain sometimes have set and I´m valuedowning myself I think he still can have there worse hands, like TT/JJ/9x which would call me down.