[NL2-NL10] NL 5 - AA overpair on the flop

    • StaringAtGoats
      Joined: 17.02.2011 Posts: 57
      This hand is an example for a general question I've got: How to play an overpair (especially AA) in NL 5 / NL 10 against a random opponent, when he shows aggression on the flop. Should my aim be to go all in, or is it to likely that my opponent has flopped a set, if he plays so aggressively?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, A.
      3 folds, BU raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.65, BB folds, BU calls $0.45.

      Flop: ($1.35) 3, 4, J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.80, BU raises to $2.48, Hero raises to $4.16, BU raises to $4.40, Hero calls $0.24.

      Turn: ($10.15) 9 (2 players)

      River: ($10.15) Q (2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.15.

      Results follow:

      BU shows a flush, ace high(Ks As).
      Hero shows a pair of aces(Ah Ac).

      BU wins with a flush, ace high(Ks As).
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello StaringAtGoats,

      Preflop: You may even do it like $0,70 or something similar.
      Postflop: And I'd bet the flop like $1 and of course ship it in 3bet pot and on such a board. He may easily have a lot worse hands here and when he set mined preflop then he likely made a mistake.

      Best regards.