[NL2-NL10] NL5 - A5s vs top pair

    • Philfox1985
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Not sure that I loved the way I played this post flop.

      Can we consider check / raising as we have to call the shove from villian on flop anyway given the stack sizes?

      Known players:

      0.03/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:heart: , 5:heart:
      MP2 calls $0.05, 3 folds, SB calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.20, MP2 calls $0.15, SB folds.

      Flop: ($0.45) T:heart: , 6:heart: , 6:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, MP2 raises to $1.24 (All-In), Hero calls $0.98.

      Turn: ($2.93) K:club:
      River: ($2.93) 2:heart: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $2.93

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows (Tc 9h)
      Hero shows a flush, ace high (Ah 5h)

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high (Ah 5h)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Philfox1985,

      Preflop: Don't see why we should raise it here and face exactly such a spot postflop. :) Rather just Call and play in smaller pot while you even have a small stack in the pot.

      As played
      Postflop: Exactly this happens. :) You get a draw and then want to go broke. :D You will rarely have any fold equity with the Check/Raise anyways, if he has a hand he is willing to go broke anyways. And as played it's pretty much a flip for us anyways here:

      Board: T:heart: 6:heart: 6:diamond:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    36.56%  36.49%   0.07% { Ah5h }
      UTG+1  63.44%  63.37%   0.07% { 66, ATs, A6s, KTs, QTs, JTs, T9s, 76s, 65s, ATo, A6o, KTo, QTo, JTo, T9o, 76o, 65o }

      We need ~34% equity. :) But exactly to avoid such spots, I don't see why you couldn't just Check it preflop?

      Best Regards.