[NL2-NL10] Fr 5Nl - Trouble with AA

    • sp00nman
      Joined: 14.01.2009 Posts: 92
      What is the standard play here?

      When and when do we not go broke with AA? Should we just always ship it and let math do its course ITLR? Always a trouble for me.

      Villain is 23/4/5 after 47 hands.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, A.
      UTG1 calls $0.05, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, 4 folds, UTG1 calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.57) 7, 6, 2 (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $0.39, UTG1 raises to $0.85, Hero calls $0.46.

      Turn: ($2.27) J (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $3.30, Hero ?( ?(

      His open limping range is quite wide and he can easily have a set, two pair with 67o or a combo draw with 4 :spade: 5 :spade: or 8 :spade: 9 :spade: . Could the turn J :club: have helped him? What can I beat here? KK/QQ unlikely here. But is it right to think that he is aggressive enough to do this move with 88-TT?

      I was arguing between controlling the pot and maximizing value at the same time so I decided to just call his almost minimum flop C/R since I was in position and I felt no reason to raise. I know he is going to semi-bluff his draws anyways and would play it the same way he would his two pair or set. I didnt want it to be a confrontational battle. His shove on turn surprised me.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello sp00nman,

      Well, the problem is that on flop you don't beat that many hands. Most likely his limping range is going to consist of a lot PPs which hardly hit that kind of board. Therefore to avoid any further problems I'd just Bet/Fold it right on flop.

      On turn it seems like he is trying to protect his set or something similar from any kind of draw. The J doesn't help a lot of his range anyways.

      Best regards.