[NL2-NL10] NL4; SH: A4o agnst deadblind poster

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $4.29 (107.3 bb)
      UTG: $4.93 (123.2 bb)
      MP: $1.09 (27.3 bb)
      CO: $1 (25 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $4 (100 bb)
      SB: $4.96 (124 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 3 A
      CO posts BB OOP, 2 folds, CO checks, Hero raises to $0.18, SB folds, BB calls $0.14, CO folds

      Flop: ($0.42) T K 4 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.24, BB calls $0.24

      Turn: ($0.90) 8 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.90) Q (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Results: $0.90 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: T K 4 8 Q
      BB showed J J and won $0.84 ($0.42 net)
      Hero mucked 3 A and lost (-$0.42 net)

      The opponents behind me are relatively unknown with VPIPs of somewhere around ~29.

      Does it make sense to try and take the extra dead money down with a hand like this?
  • 8 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Against CO stack I am not a huge fan of raising there. Even if we play for the stacks our A3 ain't gonna be far ahead. I'd just fold the hand rather than raise. Otherwise seems to be fine.

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      We can raise and fold; we don't have to call if he pushes. And with him having any random hand we should be able to get that extra BB very often.

      I do agree that postflop we have a tough decision if he calls and we hit our ace. but other than that I think this should be on the +EV side.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      We can raise and fold; we don't have to call if he pushes. And with him having any random hand we should be able to get that extra BB very often.

      I do agree that postflop we have a tough decision if he calls and we hit our ace. but other than that I think this should be on the +EV side.
      Well, such a stack pushing range is too wide to open there. If I plan to isolate with that hand in such a spot then you should also be ready to play for the stacks.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      1) And if the SB is tight?

      2) Are shortstacks really that loose?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      1) And if the SB is tight?

      2) Are shortstacks really that loose?
      Don't really get the question? Why do you talk even about SB here. :P And I was talking about short-stack being already loose. :D
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      1) Sorry about that SB thing. I meant to say CO. If CO is tight, does it make our play correct?

      2) Are shortstacks generally loose? Or do you have such an assumption about CO for some reason?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      1) Sorry about that SB thing. I meant to say CO. If CO is tight, does it make our play correct?

      2) Are shortstacks generally loose? Or do you have such an assumption about CO for some reason?
      Limp = Loose opponent usually, short stack = Loose opponent usually. Answering both questions at once. :D
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Ok, thanks!