[NL2-NL10] nl2 - A4 nice value

    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Felt river bet was a little marginal, but there could be a little more value to get out of hand.

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $2.4
      MP2:
      $3.73
      CO:
      $1.99

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:club: , 4:diamond:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.02, BU folds, Hero raises to $0.10, 2 folds, CO calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.24) A:heart: , Q:heart: , 5:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.16, CO calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.56) 9:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks.

      River: ($0.56) J:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.27, CO calls $0.27.

      Final Pot: $1.10

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      CO shows (Qc 6c)
      Hero shows a pair of aces (Ac 4d)

      Hero wins with a pair of aces (Ac 4d)
  • 3 replies
    • sp00nman
      sp00nman
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.01.2009 Posts: 92
      Very thin value bet.

      What range did you put the villain on and what are your reads on him? Your line was very read dependent and will often times be a bluff against most opponents.

      Pre - I'd like to understand why you raised OOP with a weak ace? I will fold here or maybe consider completing. But if ever I decide to raise here, I would make it 0.14(4BB+1BB per limper+1BB since you are OOP post flop) to go.

      Flop - As played, I like the cbet as it represents you liked the board and you could easily have AK/AQ given the preflop play.

      Turn: I would fire another bullet here for protection as villain might be drawing to a flush.

      River: I would consider check/folding a reasonable bet amount. We are often times in a kicker problem with our pair. I cant imagine what else we can beat with our Top Pair / No Kicker. No reason to bet since missed draws would not call and we are often times beat with villain's showdown range. You were lucky to have a fish in with you :)
    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      River: I would consider check/folding a reasonable bet amount. We are often times in a kicker problem with our pair. I cant imagine what else we can beat with our Top Pair / No Kicker. No reason to bet since missed draws would not call and we are often times beat with villain's showdown range. You were lucky to have a fish in with you smile


      I am sitting on these tables with HUD stats.

      His pre-flop limping range is 55% & his WTS when seen flop is 50%.

      Agree with your points, but to defend myself the river bet was based on the assumption he would be calling far too wide.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Philfox1985,

      Preflop: Not a huge fan of isolating those baby-aces either. Rather just complete for the 1 cent and play it postflop.

      As played
      Postflop: I'd still Bet/Fold the turn for protection from any kind of draws and maybe even value from weaker pairs.

      Best regards.