[NL2-NL10] Bet on flop NL2 ATs

    • HoroHoro
      HoroHoro
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.10.2008 Posts: 30
      Raised with ATs in the middle position, got 2 callers. Against two opponents you bet/fold with top pair, and check/fold with trash. Is a T kicker strong enough to consider itself a top pair, or should I play it as trash?

      Known players:
      SB:
      $1.77
      BB:
      $1.97
      UTG2:
      $2.16
      MP1:
      $2
      MP2:
      $1.86
      Hero:
      $0.87
      CO:
      $3.02
      BU:
      $2.4

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:heart: , T:heart:
      UTG2 calls $0.02, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.10, 4 folds, UTG2 calls $0.08, MP2 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.33) A:spade: , K:diamond: , 5:heart: (3 players)
      UTG2 checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.21, 2 folds.

      Final Pot: $0.54
  • 1 reply
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey HoroHoro,

      You played well according to the articles and you can definitely bet flop for value as there are more weaker aces than better aces out there.

      However, I would check the flop behind. That's because you are either way ahead or way behind and if you check behind weaker aces will be more likely to pay you off on turn and river. Besides you also give them a chance to spew some money by themselves by taking advantage of your position.

      Best regards,
      burek2000