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[NL2-NL10] NL10 AJ SB vs BB

    • adr0001
      adr0001
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.03.2008 Posts: 271
      Known players:
      UTG+1:
      $9.90
      UTG+2:
      $5.55
      MP1:
      $9.85
      MP2:
      $10.65
      MP3:
      $15.65
      CO:
      $8.30
      Hero:
      $1.90
      SB:
      $4.15
      BB:
      $16.95

      Texas Hold'em NL10 (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Ongame Hand Converter v0.2.3 by Life is a Bug.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:heart: , J:heart:
      7 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.60) Q:heart: , 9:diamond: , 9:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BB calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($1.40) K:spade: (2 players)

      What to do here? push or check/fold?
  • 6 replies
    • Gremlin68
      Gremlin68
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      Joined: 18.08.2006 Posts: 345
      Imo c/f. Any Kx any Qx beats us, any pocket pair if we're not improving.

      I put in equilator a range of Kx worse than KQ, Qx worse than KQ pocket pairs lower than JJ.

      our equity is lower than 18%. Which hands we would bring to fold with a push if we decide to bet here?

      and here I need the help of the judges ;)
    • 098799
      098799
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      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      I agree with Gremlin68 about the check/fold.

      The basic strategy says - no second barrells. Stick to it because there were nearly no hands that you could possibly beat.

      About the ranges - I don't think he could've called pf and flop with Kx or Qx. We can't really say much about him because: a) we have no reads or stats, b) it's low limit table and players playing there are far from being ideal. Still, I always try to assume that unknown oponent is a reasonable oponent and he has us beat at this spot. So check/fold would be suitable.

      edit: And one thing about preflop - it's not easy to find perfect amount to bet first in from small blind, but as far as I remember, xylere says it should be more like 5BB than 3BB, because on the flop you are out of position.
    • adr0001
      adr0001
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      Joined: 02.03.2008 Posts: 271
      Thank you for your replies. I check folded here, but I hesitated because it was a blind war. I should have raised more preflop.
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Check/fold is fine here. Thank you Gremlin. :)
    • Gremlin68
      Gremlin68
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      Joined: 18.08.2006 Posts: 345
      Originally posted by 098799
      I agree with Gremlin68 about the check/fold.

      edit: And one thing about preflop - it's not easy to find perfect amount to bet first in from small blind, but as far as I remember, xylere says it should be more like 5BB than 3BB, because on the flop you are out of position.
      I'm also using to make a 3BB raise because I do it at steal raises from BU and until now saw it also as a kind of "steal raise" from SB. But playing OOP on the flop demands a higher bet, so I would appreciate if the judges would give some advises on this theme ;) Many thx in advance.
    • xylere
      xylere
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      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      Well, as I told before, I am not sure what amount is the optimal one. Personally, I don`t steal a lot from SB, so mainly i am playing my legitimate hands. Therefore, I raise 4BB, to compensate for my position. Of course, my rare steals are also 4BB. I steal only when BB is very tight and I am sure he won`t be tricky postflop (floting, etc.)