[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR A5s from MP2

    • mylove190207
      mylove190207
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.04.2011 Posts: 807
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
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      Oponent stats: VP/PFR/3bet/Hands
      CO 44/6/0/18

      Hero (MP2): $3.03 (151.5 bb)
      MP3: $2.17 (108.5 bb)
      CO: $0.65 (32.5 bb)
      BTN: $2 (100 bb)
      SB: $2 (100 bb)
      BB: $1.28 (64 bb)
      UTG+2: $0.80 (40 bb)
      MP1: $1.91 (95.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A 5
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.08, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.19) 9 T 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.06, Hero calls $0.06

      Turn: ($0.31) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.19, CO raises to $0.36, Hero raises to $1.38, CO calls $0.15 and is all-in

      River: ($1.33) A (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $1.33 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: 9 T 9 A A
      Hero showed A 5 and won $0.00 (-$0.65 net)
      CO showed A T and won $1.27 ($0.62 net)

      Shoud I fold on flop?
  • 3 replies
    • numbnutter
      numbnutter
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2011 Posts: 139
      Personally I would fold it preflop. A5 is only playable for the flush as you're often dominated if you hit the ace (as you proved here), and you will make the flush too rarely for this to be a profitable play.

      You can maybe play these sort of hands from CO+ as a steal, but in MP2 its too likely that someone will come into the hand behind you.
    • mylove190207
      mylove190207
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.04.2011 Posts: 807
      A5 is only playable for the flush as you're often dominated if you hit the ace (as you proved here), and you will make the flush too rarely for this to be a profitable play.

      I don't think so. It can be profitable, if you play them right. Ok maybe on higher limits it won't be so but for now A5s is doing very good for me.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello mylove190207,

      Preflop: When you have so small stacks behind you and gonna play the hand OOP then I am not a huge fan of raising here. Rather just fold the hand.

      As played
      Postflop: Why do you Check/Call the flop, I just don't get it? Rather CB yourself or just Check/Fold it, don't level yourself into hero-calls there. On turn we should rather consider giving it up to the 3bet, he will rarely do that as bluff anyways there. 9x is possible and of course even better Ax hands.

      Best Regards.