[NL2-NL10] A9s battle of the blinds

    • HansTheGreat
      HansTheGreat
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.02.2010 Posts: 3,807
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (2 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $1.60
      BB (Hero):
      $5.02


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9, A.
      SB calls $0.01, Hero raises to $0.08, SB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.16) Q, 9, K (2 players)
      Hero checks, SB checks.

      Turn: ($0.16) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.12, SB raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.18.

      River: ($0.76) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, SB bets $0.56, Hero calls $0.56.

      Final Pot: $1.88.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and nines(9 A).
      SB shows three of a kind, nines(9 9).

      SB wins with three of a kind, nines(9 9).

      SB stats: 73/0/0.9/30 hands
  • 2 replies
    • Ghartman
      Ghartman
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.10.2011 Posts: 270
      Hi,

      As part of my Lesson 4 Homework, I've been asked to evaluate a fellow members hand post, so here goes!

      Ok, the raise with A9C pre-flop is ok. On the flop you might have tried a c-bet to get some info as the pre-flop raiser but a check is also fine. The check raise on the turn by villain could indicate a number of things, completed or straight/flush draws so I think the check call on the river is a good idea for pot control. Not much you could have done in my opinion, you had a strong hand, the river was a blank and against such a short stack I don't think going broke on this board is a massive mistake.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Sikac,

      Flop: You could actually even CB here while you even have a pair.

      As played
      Turn: Well, kinda hard to lay it down for that kind of odds while he could raise even with Ax hands and maybe even sometimes pair+draw.

      As played
      River: Well, that's kinda close. The problem is that I doubt he would over-value his Ax hand here. The only hope is him having something like A5 and that's pretty much it. But while he could even have stronger hands, I guess I'd be even towards Check/Fold here while the bet seems to be pretty strong.

      Best Regards.