[NL2-NL10] NL5 A5s blind vs blind. Turned 2-pair

    • Meemawuk
      Meemawuk
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 758
      First hand of the session. I flat his steal with suited ace. Flop top pair, and turn 2pair. Any advice on how to play this would be good?

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $8.73
      Hero:
      $5

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.98 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:heart: , 5:heart:
      3 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.30) A:spade: , 9:club: , 8:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($0.80) 5:spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.55, Hero raises to $1.70, SB raises to $7.20, Hero calls $2.90 (All-In), SB gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      River: ($10.00) J:heart: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $10.00

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows three-of-a-kind, fives (5d 5c)
      Hero shows (Ah 5h)

      SB wins with three-of-a-kind, fives (5d 5c)
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Meemawuk,

      Since it will be pretty hard for him to Call the turn with a lot worse hands, I might even sometimes prefer just Calling there while we could easily be against better 2pairs or whatsoever and as well we keep weaker holdings in game which might pay us on river.

      Best regards.
    • Meemawuk
      Meemawuk
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 758
      so if we dont get it in on the turn, we're stacking off on the river anyway?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Meemawuk
      so if we dont get it in on the turn, we're stacking off on the river anyway?
      Yep, likely if he has some bigger Ax and when we shove the river he will just get better odds to Call there and make the mistake.