[NL2-NL10] A9 in the blinds

    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.05(BB) Replayer
      SB ($5.02)
      Hero ($9.81)
      CO ($5.84)
      BTN ($5.46)

      Dealt to Hero 9:club: A:club:

      fold, fold, SB calls $0.03, Hero raises to $0.20, SB calls $0.15

      FLOP ($0.40) J:club: K:heart: A:spade:

      SB checks, Hero checks

      TURN ($0.40) J:club: K:heart: A:spade: 3:diamond:

      SB checks, Hero bets $0.27, SB calls $0.27

      RIVER ($0.94) J:club: K:heart: A:spade: 3:diamond: 2:spade:

      SB checks, Hero bets $0.50, SB calls $0.50

      Hero shows 9:club: A:club:
      (Pre 31%, Flop 27.9%, Turn 18.2%)

      SB shows A:diamond: T:club:
      (Pre 69%, Flop 72.1%, Turn 81.8%)

      SB wins $1.82

      Villain unknown.

      Do we take more aggressive approach or play cautiosly? I think 3-barrelling would force him into folding. Is betting river good idea since we have to fold to raise? KQ, KT, worse A...made me value river.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello yaxkukmian,

      Nah, I don't think that betting 3streets would make him fold his hand. Although I am more often inclined to bet the flop as well and try to protect from any kind of GS and get value from weaker pairs. As played you might even bet it bigger on turn ~$0,30.

      Best regards.