[NL2-NL10] nl5 - JJ vs a maniac

    • Philfox1985
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Thoughts on fold on turn here?

      Known players:

      0.03/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:heart: , J:spade:
      MP3 calls $0.05, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, MP3 calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.53) 7:heart: , 7:club: , 5:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.32, MP3 calls $0.32.

      Turn: ($1.17) A:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.68, MP3 raises to $3.21, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      Final Pot: $2.53
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Philfox1985,

      Well, the problem against those opponents is that you have to balance your bet sizes. I mean he could easily sense even weakness in your bet size there which is almost 1/2 pot size. If you would do it like $0,85 or something similar then he would have hard time raising there.

      Just think yourself of this spot a bit, I guess if you would be an aggressive player you would also raise there to represent the Ace. Although if you think of other view, if he has the Ace why the heck is he raising? No worse is calling anyways. :) Which means he most likely is bluffing there rather than doing it for value. Doesn't suit with his AF.

      Best Regards.