[NL2-NL10] NL5, RUSH, AKo

    • samlar
      Joined: 18.09.2010 Posts: 147
      Ok here is my thinking. Standard Preflop raise.

      Flop I hit TPTK but could already be dominated by flush, I bet pot size to decrease their pot odds. My play here is Bet/Fold. Trying to get off any 1spade FD.

      I get called so I have him either on 1 spade FD or Ax or even Jx since he was on a Limp/Call. This guy had 0% FvFCB so I bet again to try get him off his hands but with a J appearing he could have me dominated easily so I bet/fold again.

      Thinking about it now I should have check/fold on turn?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, K.
      4 folds, MP3 calls $0.05, CO folds, BU calls $0.05, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.25, MP3 calls $0.20, BU calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.77) A, J, 2 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, MP3 calls $0.70, BU folds.

      Turn: ($2.17) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.00, MP3 raises to $4.98, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $4.17.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello samlar,

      Preflop: I'd actually raise it even bigger here, for 2 limpers and being OOP ~$0,35.
      Flop: CBet doesn't always have to be that big. Although definitely fine. While being in multiway pot I do sometimes like it doing a bit smaller like $0,65. Just if we get raised we will have an easy bet/fold.
      Turn: Kinda ugly spot for us. Of course he may have worse hands, but at the same time he may as well have as already beat with some flush or even trips or whatsoever, against we don't have much equity anyways. And therefore it's likely safer to fold here and save the money. While we even don't know the opponent, if we knew his range and a bit him then it might be even at some spots considerable to Call while he may as well ship it with worse Ax or AX.

      Best regards.