[NL2-NL10] NL4 A3 vs short stack

    • anhvusa
      anhvusa
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 115
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $0.60
      BU:
      $6.68
      SB:
      $1.96
      BB (Hero):
      $3.60
      UTG1:
      $13.17
      UTG2:
      $4.58
      MP1:
      $2.02
      MP2:
      $4.96
      MP3:
      $12.14


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, 3.
      5 folds, CO calls $0.04, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, CO raises to $0.36, Hero raises to $0.56, CO raises to $0.64, Hero calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($1.22) K, K, J (2 players)


      Turn: ($1.22) 6 (2 players)


      River: ($1.22) 8 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1.22.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of kings(A 3).
      CO shows two pairs, kings and sixes(6 A).


      Does it right to take too much aggression with the Short Stacked loose and very aggressive vallain before the Flop like this?
  • 2 replies
    • tengutupiniquim
      tengutupiniquim
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2011 Posts: 13
      If he is very loose and aggressive I'd rather fold here and defend when I got a better hand. A3s isn't great prf and if he is a maniac he isn't dropping the hand anyway.
      I mean, if you defend and he calls, what do you expect on flop? Top pair, no kicker? Flush draw? He is a short stacker, so you're not looking at good implied odds too. Sure, he could have nothing, but you're paying every time just to find out?
      I'll stick to the basics: if he is loose, play tight <<
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello anhvusa,

      Well, vs short stack I don't like your raise at all. But of course as you raise vs short stack then you should also have the plan to go broke. I'd just Check and be happy to see free flop.

      Best Regards.