[NL20-NL50] NL50 AJ against 2 players

    • curnow
      Joined: 10.10.2007 Posts: 1,039
      Titan NL50 - 8 player table

      Seat 1: UTB ($47.95 in chips)
      Seat 2: MP1 ($47.90 in chips)
      Seat 3: MP2 ($24.80 in chips)
      Seat 4: MP3 ($42.76 in chips)
      Seat 5: CO ($51.30 in chips)
      Seat 6: BU ($107.38 in chips)
      Seat 7: SB ($35.80 in chips)
      Seat 8: BB ($39.95 in chips)Hero
      SB: posts small blind $0.25
      BB: posts big blind $0.50 A :diamond: J :club:

      3 fold , MP3 raise $2 , CO calls , 2 fold , BB calls

      Flop ($6.25) A :heart: J :heart: 7 :diamond:
      BB check , MP3 raise $2 , CO raise $5 , BB raise $10 , MP3 calls $8 , CO calls $8 ,

      Turn ($36.25) 6 :spade:
      BB all-in $27.95 , MP3 all-in $30.76 , CO calls $ $30.76

      River ($125.72) 6 :diamond:

      results in white
      Results in white below:
      MP3 shows Kh 10h.
      CO shows Ac Kd .
      BB shows Ad Jc.

      Is there any advantage of making a squeeze play preflop trying to win a pot or get it HU
      Know on these lower levels , several players will call a raise with AK to see a flop and normally dont like calling with AJ but with two players think there is better value

      the MP3 bet on flop looks week $2 into $6.25 pot , Co put $5 into $8.25 and my raise $10 into $13.25 but with them both calling , they must had hit the flop as well and was hoping the push on turn would take it down
  • 6 replies
    • aanty2000
      Joined: 22.10.2007 Posts: 484
      calling is the worst ... imo is a top spot to squize because mp3 range might be wide even at full ring and he will give up a lot of hands and a lot of times you will get the dead money . i dont like calling at all is the worst option imo . so raise or fold . postflop is played ok i think
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Make it at least 15$ re-raise.
      You could consider squeeze here, if MP3 is loose, but I´d also might call, because of the odds.
    • aanty2000
      Joined: 22.10.2007 Posts: 484
      The odds dont compensate the fact that you will be playing the rest of the hand OOP and that you ace is usualy dominated by a better ace like Aq Ak a lot .
    • curnow
      Joined: 10.10.2007 Posts: 1,039
      the implied odds are very good against 2 players as long as you can get away from it if a A comes , you are looking to hit the flop hard

      Kaitz think the reraise you said was better as with pot size would be $18.25 but think they were both married to the hand
    • Faye6891
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      I agree with aanty2000, the playability of this hand is not too good, and you don't have position. So, IMO, PF it's a raise or fold situation. I'd fold.

      On the flop I'd lead out myself. As played, I'd reraise more (~$20) and push the turn.
    • Thorsten77
      Joined: 28.05.2006 Posts: 12,896
      Postflop you played the hand well, but preflop I don't like your call: assume your opponent has AK: how will you know if you are ahead? You plays a hand which is often dominated OOP without initiative - I think that's not profitable.