[NL2-NL10] NL2 - Good Result but bad call?

    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $1.91
      Hero:
      $2.13

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A:club: , 9:diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.04, 5 folds, BB raises to $0.10, Hero calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.20) A:diamond: , 2:heart: , 2:club: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.2, Hero raises to $0.58, BB calls $0.38.

      Turn: ($1.36) K:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($1.36) 7:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1.36

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two-pair, aces and deuces (Ac 9d)
      BB shows (Qh Qs)

      Hero wins with two-pair, aces and deuces (Ac 9d)

      Calling the re-raise on the flop, correct?
  • 3 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Duudalinja
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      Howdy,

      I think A9o is a bit too weak 7 handed to raise UTG, so fold preflop. At least if you still decide raise, make it more - like 3-4 BB. And fold against a 3bet, he can so easily have you crushed here.

      As played with calling preflop - don't raise flop. He won't call with worse and if he shoves it's pretty clear he has better Ace, but why raise then in first place? Just call it and hope he has worse hand and you'll get to showdown. We could put a small bet on river if he checks turn and river to get calls from Kx or stuff like that. But just avoid such a spots by folding preflop.

      Good luck!
    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Certainly more luck than judgment having looked again at this hand. I'm dominated by his likely range and should have got out of the hand Pre Flop, or if not, post flop.

      From UTG my range should be tighter than A9o, but what would you suggest?

      Something around AJ+ and 66+ is ok, or is this still too lose from early position?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      From UTG my range should be tighter than A9o, but what would you suggest?

      Yes, on such limits you can easily tighten up a lot your range, AQ+. :)

      Something around AJ+ and 66+ is ok, or is this still too lose from early position?

      As I said AQ+ and likely, yes those kind of PPs although I sometimes even raise all the PPs but I wouldn't recommend for the beginning. AJ is also somewhat close, depends on the tables.