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[NL2-NL10] NL10 JTs - why you NEVER slowplay AA

    • Jaissica
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
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      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.102 by

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with J:spade: , T:spade:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, BU calls $0.40, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.95) K:spade: , 9:club: , 4:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.72, BU calls $0.72.

      Turn: ($2.39) Q:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.82, BU raises to $3.84, Hero raises to $10.15 (All-In), BU calls $4.89 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      River: ($19.85) 3:heart: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $19.85

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a straight, king high (Js Ts)
      BU shows (Ah As)

      Hero wins with a straight, king high (Js Ts)

      I am not posting this hand so much to get comments on my play (its completely standard) as to throw up a hand that shows anyone who reads this post why you all but never "trap" with just an overpair (maniacs excepted).

      This villain would have won 55 cents with with a standard 3bet. I would have folded my loose raise and that would have been all she wrote. Instead he lost $9.85, a $10.40 turnaround for being greedy.

      If anyone is curious about the JTs raise, I was on a gear shift. Hero image at the table is about 10/8 - very tight tag approaching rock - it was time to take some profit from that with some loose raises / 3bets with good drawing hands.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Jaissica,

      I totally like your play. :) There is no other way to play the hand either. If he wants really to go broke on turn then just give him that. No point to Call the turn and then ship the river. If he wants to go broke then he is anyways going broke right on turn.

      Obviously, those slowplays are often the cases. I usually ask if people are calling with AA preflop: "Are you set-mining?" :D

      Best regards.