[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH AJ in SB

    • GSG777
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 730
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

      UTG: $9.85 - VPIP: 38, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 5.7, Hands: 39
      MP: $12.64 - VPIP: 26, PFR: 20, 3B: 14, AF: 3.2, Hands: 168
      CO: $9.85 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 8, 3B: 8, AF: Infinity, Hands: 24
      BTN: $19.65 - VPIP: 35, PFR: 28, 3B: 10, AF: 1.2, Hands: 127
      Hero (SB): $16.34 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 16, 3B: 5, AF: 4.7, Hands: 17551
      BB: $3.36 - VPIP: 54, PFR: 27, 3B: 27, AF: 0.7, Hands: 26

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with A :diamond: J :club:
      UTG calls $0.10, 2 folds, BTN raises to $0.24, Hero raises to $1, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.76

      Flop: ($2.20) 5 :diamond: T :diamond: Q :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.30, BTN calls $1.30

      Turn: ($4.80) 9 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.80, BTN calls $2.80

      River: ($10.40) 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $12.10, Hero folds
  • 2 replies
    • yaxkukmian
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      Preflop: I don't like your 3bet at all. Even if you think BU just isolates UTG you can expect him to call your raise. And when he does the pot is really big and you will be in tough spots through all the streets. When you consider you're 160bb deep you can't be happy with almost any board.

      Flop: How played cbet is a must. I would however go for bigger cbet - $1,80. If he calls we're finish with our hand - c/f on the turn. Your bet is bad because he always calls this amount and you don't know where are you at. Board is super draw heavy and hit his range very hard.

      Turn: I don't understand your bet on the turn? What would he fold he called the flop with? Ok, you have OESD but that's not enough, because he might have some blockers like K or AT, AQ, A9. Also he might have FD + pair. I would just check here.

      River: Pot is super big here and only K would be the card we're willing to stack off.

      Don't try to outplay him OOP with mediocre hand. Rather use your good position when you have it. I you were on the BU, then your play would be easier and probably more successful.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello GSG777,

      Preflop: Don't like the 3bet that much here. You are even that deep and doing to play it OOP. Way too often doing mistakes postflop. You will even not know where you stand with your Ace if you do hit since his calling range will be better Ace.

      As played
      Postflop: Most likely I'd still CB a bit bigger the flop & turn. Would you really CB that amount with your strong made hands?

      Best Regards.