need help with a hand

    • chukcha000
      Joined: 04.06.2009 Posts: 5
      PokerStars Game #70680659127: Tournament #547010204, $5.00+$0.50 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2011/11/17 12:53:31 CET [2011/11/17 6:53:31 ET]
      Table '547010204 5' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
      Seat 1: prohunter113 (4043 in chips)
      Seat 2: jsjuvenal (12345 in chips)
      Seat 3: Mr.Masawo (2565 in chips)
      Seat 4: Dr.MoonNN (7672 in chips)
      Seat 5: Scheibsi (2915 in chips)
      Seat 6: Paulo14111 (3120 in chips)
      Seat 7: Alconavt77 (10630 in chips)
      Seat 8: jw8s [hero] (10765 in chips)
      Seat 9: MaxiRUS777 (28212 in chips)
      jsjuvenal: posts small blind 75
      Mr.Masawo: posts big blind 150
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to jw8s [Kh Ad]
      Dr.MoonNN: folds
      Scheibsi: folds
      Paulo14111: folds
      Alconavt77: calls 150
      jw8s: raises 450 to 600
      MaxiRUS777: folds
      prohunter113: folds
      jsjuvenal: calls 525
      Mr.Masawo: folds
      Alconavt77: folds
      *** FLOP *** [Ac 2d Ts]
      jsjuvenal: checks
      jw8s: bets 900
      jsjuvenal: raises 900 to 1800

      what to do?
  • 3 replies
    • Fagin
      Joined: 06.05.2008 Posts: 545
      Personally in this situation I would probably raise to about 5k.

      Pre flop there is 1400 in the pot. your c-bet and his raise makes it 4100. If he has AQ or AJ we could take his stack here.

      What hands are you worried about? 10s, 2s, 10 2, A2 and A10. Yes he could have called a raise in the sb with any of those - he could also see your c-bet as just that and be trying to get you off any non Ax hand.

      If he shoves over our raise then I guess we are committed to call having put over 50% of our stack in the pot.

      The alternative would be to call and re-evaluate on the turn but without any further info on his hand. If a Q comes on the turn (and AQ is very much within his range here, as is Q 10) do we call a bet of about 3.5k into a pot of 5k?

      The decisions are a lot easier if we have any history on him. What has he check/min-raised with in the past?

    • amanofhisword
      Joined: 10.03.2013 Posts: 41

      interesting situation considering both your stack sizes compared to the blinds.

      I wish I had more information about "jsjuvenal" and what type of a player he is and how he was playing on that specific day.

      So lets analyze... you both are pretty deep, guy limps you raise. he calls and the limper folds and you go heads. he fact that he called in the small blind is often a red flag. After he check raises you gotta start thinking in terms of his calling range.... depending on what type of player he is. for example I think a solid player would fold AJ preflop there and sometimes reraise preflop if he is putting you on a random steal but more often than not I think he would fold AJ.

      he could definitely have 222 or TTT or possibly ATs if he is a mediocre player.

      Another thing you gotta factor in is that he knows you probably have an Ace, so If he thinks you have A9 and thinking his AJ is good he is trying to find out where he is at. Id he has a set and thinking you will not fold AQ, AK, then he is raising enough to make you push.
      Having said all that, in my opinion you are facing a close to what I call an even-money-decision as it gets, where almost no matter what you do is equally right.

      But probably the worst thing you can do is flat call him. either push, fold or reraise.

      good luck at the tables
    • Asaban
      Joined: 22.09.2006 Posts: 9,172
      The hand is 2 years old.
      I ask you to stop bumping these very old threads since poker is constantly changing and things that might have made sense two years ago don't make any sense now. Furthermore most thread openers won't have a look at their threads again after two years.

      I will therefore close this thread.