# [NL2-NL10] NL 2 Equity question

• Bronze
Joined: 06.09.2010
I am just starting to figure out equity while I build my BR back up, so please tell me if I am doing some wrong calculations here...

Known players:
Position:
Stack
Hero:
\$5
BU:
\$1.74

0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.98 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

Preflop: Hero is SB with J , 9
7 folds, BU raises to \$0.08, Hero raises to \$0.27, BB folds, BU calls \$0.18.

Flop: (\$0.55) A , 8 , 7 (2 players)
Hero checks, BU raises \$1.48 (All-In), Hero calls \$1.48.

Turn: (\$3.51) T
River: (\$3.51) 4 (2 players)

Final Pot: \$3.51

BU shows (As 9c)
Hero shows a straight, jack high (Jh 9h)

Hero wins with a straight, jack high (Jh 9h)

So I wasn't sure if this was a +EV decision, and so put it through the equlator:

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Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
Player 1: 0.054 % 53.030 % 1.818 % 45.152 % As9c
Hero: 0.047 % 45.152 % 1.818 % 53.030 % Jh9h

[EDIT: sorry this is unclear, it shows 53.030% win rate for villain, 45.152% win rate for Hero]

So according to the maths:
1.48 (risk) / 3.51 (risk+pot) = 0.42 = 42%

So this was a +EV call?

(Sorry if this is not within the scope of your hand evaluations Veriz!)
• 6 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 06.09.2010
Ok, so I realised I had not ranged villain, but simply used his exact hand here. So I changed villains hand to Ax, KK, which is pretty much the full extent of his range as far as I can see? (even KK is generous to add to his range I think)

Equilator told me I now have 42.9% equity against this range. So I am still in good call territory here..?
• Bronze
Joined: 28.04.2011
Equity Win Tie
BU 56.92% 56.81% 0.11% QQ+, A9s+, AJo+
SB 43.08% 42.97% 0.11% Jh9h

And mybe he had somthing like Top pair +flush draw.
• Black
Joined: 20.07.2008
Hello Pilks7,

But as you were PFA then CBet the flop and would be pretty much committed.

Why should it be out of my scope? Pretty standard hand, you can ask whatever you want. Also if you have any further questions feel free to ask.

Equity = ~42% which is correct. = break-even, although even a bit more since we have to exclude rake.

But you can't put the opponent only on one hand. We have to put the opponent on a range. Maybe something similar:

Board: A 8 7
Equity     Win     Tie
UTG    57.60%  57.49%   0.10% { 88-77, AJs+, AJo+ }
UTG+1  42.40%  42.30%   0.10% { Jh9h }

As you see ain't getting it, at the best maybe a break-even Call. So therefore we should fold the hand rather than Call with just a draw.

Best regards.
• Bronze
Joined: 06.09.2010
Ok thanks, I did range him in the second post but no matter, it was still ~42%.

So are there situations where i should raise to give myself better odds for a call should villain push? Or should this be avoided, as it seems slightly self-defeating?
• Bronze
Joined: 23.11.2010