[NL2-NL10] NL4 AJs in SB

    • BigAl123456
      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 4,080
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      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 SB with A:club: , J:club:
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.08, 3 folds, CO calls $0.08, BU folds, Hero calls $0.06, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.32) 9:club: , 8:spade: , 8:club: (4 players)
      Hero bets $0.24, BB raises to $0.72, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.48.

      Turn: ($1.76) 7:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $1.28, Hero raises to $4.24 (All-In), BB calls $2.96.

      River: ($10.24) T:club: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.24

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a flush, ace high (Ac Jc)
      BB shows (Qd 8d)

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high (Ac Jc)

      I played this hand like a fish I think I had to 4Bet AI or fold the flop. The way I played it was just bad and overplayed, I went through the equlitaro to make myself feel better but after I went through some of the hands he could of had i felt worse.
  • 2 replies
    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      On the flop it is a 3bet/call situation with such a strong draw, and also because you dominate many other ones.
      I would personally 3 bet pre as a open min raise is usually a weak hand and also the CO's call smells of weakness.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello BigAl123456,

      Ask yourself, is it worth risking? We have only put $0,30 into the pot, while we still have left $4,74. And I don't like playing there for stacks or either Calling. Therefore I'd just Bet/Fold there. This should be in long run -EV to get our money in if for example we put him into this range:

      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 40,821% 40,491% 0,660% 58,849% AcJc
      Player 2: 59,179% 58,849% 0,660% 40,491% QQ-99, A9s, K8s, Q8s, JTs, T9s, 98s, A9o, K8o, Q8o, JTo, T9o, 98o

      Of course the range could be a bit bigger and we might get even a bit better equity, but that wouldn't change much, it still would be -EV.

      And overall, I think we can likely consider Check/Call if we get get odds for it. If we want to continue, but if not then it's totally fine to Check/Fold directly, since we could be already drawing dead.

      Best regards.