[NL20-NL50] nl50 Rush - A5s- 130bb deep

    • Tim64
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 8,028
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      SB ($21.25)
      BB ($50)
      UTG ($86.05)
      UTG+1 ($49.75)
      CO ($62.05)
      Hero ($66.95)

      Dealt to Hero A:diamond: 5:diamond:

      UTG raises to $1.75, fold, fold, Hero raises to $5, fold, fold, UTG raises to $12.50, Hero calls $7.50

      FLOP ($25.75) 9:heart: 7:diamond: 2:diamond:

      UTG bets $12.50, Hero raises to $29, UTG raises to $73.55 (AI), Hero calls $25.45 (AI)

      TURN ($134) 9:heart: 7:diamond: 2:diamond: J:club:

      RIVER ($134) 9:heart: 7:diamond: 2:diamond: J:club: T:spade:

      villain: 24/19/5, wts 18, fold to 3b 47.
      Is our call preflop too speculative?

      On this flop, are we better off calling, raising, or shoving?

  • 2 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      3b sometimes is fine with A5s, but I really don´t like calling 4b.
      Not really sure what is your plan if you don´t hit or hit your one pair hand, but you have to float then a lot of boards and make some moves pf and first you have to put UTG wide range, which is not often the case. With nut fd I like raising flop and calling shove. Other option would be float flop and shove turn, but he can easily shove turn himself smt like AK, where he should mostly b/f if we raise flop
    • MatejM47
      Joined: 21.01.2010 Posts: 1,193
      I think calling a 4-bet with A5s is kind of spewy. When ever you flop 1pair type of hands you will be dominated by a bigger A or big pairs and get stacked or win a small pot if he has QQ,KK when you hit your Ace. You will also always lose the pot when you brick the flop and he c-bets.

      So with this hand your calling to flop 2pair or a strong draw or just to c/r bluff for no good reason at all against an utg 4-betting range. I think he will show up here with a big pair fairly often and it will be hard to make him fold AA unless your over 200 BB deep.

      One you get to the flop with your hand you have enough equity to get it in on the flop with dead money already in the pot. You can't really call for hit value since your implied odds due to stack to pot ratio.