[NL20-NL50] NL25 : Set of Aces slowplay

    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      BU:
      $4.34
      Hero:
      $30.60
      MP3:
      $29.57
      SB:
      $11.23
      BB:
      $24.75
      MP1:
      $27.59
      UTG+1:
      $18.36
      MP2:
      $5.01
      CO:
      $7.63

      0.10/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with A:heart: , A:diamond:
      UTG+1 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, 2 folds, MP3 calls $1.00, 3 folds, BB raises to $4.00, Hero calls $3.00, MP3 calls $3.00.

      Flop: ($12.10) 5:diamond: , A:club: , 7:heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      Turn: ($12.10) 3:heart: (3 players)
      BB bets $6, Hero raises to $16.00, 2 folds.

      Final Pot: $34.10

      I slowplayed it a little preflop and on the flop. Took a slight risk, but didn't think a reraise would give great value.
      On the flop I check, as 3 aces are gone it's unlikely someone else has an ace so I wanted someone to bluff. The straight draw was unlikely anyway.
      Afterwards, on the turn, I realise my raise is a bit too small for true protection, but he coulda had max 8 outs and almost no implieds so a call wouldn't've been too bad either.
  • 5 replies
    • BReWs7aR
      BReWs7aR
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 26.03.2007 Posts: 7,740
      Stop slow playing! You won't play in a multiway pot, so you must 4-bet preflop. You hit on flop and now it is your aim to get money in the pot. So you must bet for value. You're easily readable when you everytime do a continuation-bet but not if you're hitting a monster. There's the risk, that both Villains check and get a free card. It is better to get the pot preflop than you lose it cause of many villains.
    • Faye6891
      Faye6891
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      I'd reraise PF. With AA you want to get all your money in PF.

      As played I think it's OK to slowplay the flop. The board is quite dry. I don't see any hands that would call a raise here but a lower set (that will rarely happen). So giving a free card is not risky IMO.
    • ubermice
      ubermice
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.09.2007 Posts: 42
      There is one problem with your preflop play ,
      if the opponent has KK (or QQif he is agressive) he could go all in preflop,
      but when a ace floped you will have trouble extracting value from KK.
    • helemaalnicks
      helemaalnicks
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2007 Posts: 7,195
      don't slowplay on microstakes...
    • Thorsten77
      Thorsten77
      Black
      Joined: 28.05.2006 Posts: 12,896
      Agree with the other users: don't slowplay at this limit - you can get all the money in against a lot of weaker hands before the flop.