[NL2-NL10] NL2 55 vs AA

    • anhvusa
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 115
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (10 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      UTG ($2.08)
      UTG+1 ($1)
      UTG+2 ($0.94)
      MP1 ($1.97)
      MP2 ($1.92)
      Hero (MP3) ($2.70)
      CO ($3.92)
      Button ($4.86)
      SB ($2)
      BB ($2.90)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 5, 5
      1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, 2 folds, MP2 bets $0.08, Hero calls $0.08, 1 fold, Button calls $0.08, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.35) 5, Q, A (4 players)
      UTG+1 checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.35, 2 folds, MP2 raises $1.05, Hero raises $2.27 (All-In), MP2 calls $0.79 (All-In)

      Turn: ($4.03) 6 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: ($4.03) 9 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: $4.03

      MP2 had A, A (three of a kind, Aces).
      Hero had 5, 5 (three of a kind, fives).
      Outcome: MP2 won $3.77

      MP2 with stats in small sample: 18/9/3.7/19/110 [VPIP/PFR/AF/WTS/Hands]
      On a dangerous Flop like this, and against with 3 players, I have no choice, but to protect my set. The trouble began when the MP2 Re-raised to me. His range on Flop was quite narrow, and likely he hit two pairs, and finally I shipped...and was broked. Did I make right decision on Flop? If I didn't, could it be better to Fold to his Re-raise? Did the MP2 slowplay in this case?
  • 2 replies
    • Gloryne
      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 131
      In my opinion, you did the best thing. You have one of the strongest hands on flop, so there is no way you fold to his reraise. You just ship it.

      Yes, preflop he should have raised. So, I guess, he slowplayed, but this was a bad move on his part, regardless of the outcome. AA is the strongest hand preflop, but postflop things can change a lot, so it needs protection preflop.

      I hope this helps :)
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello anhvusa,

      Not much I would change in your play. Don't be result oriented. Nice hand!

      Best Regards.