[NL2-NL10] NL4; SH: A5s

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $1.22 (30.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $4 (100 bb)
      SB: $4.18 (104.5 bb)
      BB: $0.65 (16.3 bb)
      MP: $2.22 (55.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 5 A
      MP calls $0.04, CO folds, Hero calls $0.04, SB folds, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.14) T 6 K (3 players)
      BB bets $0.04, MP folds, Hero calls $0.04

      Turn: ($0.22) 8 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.18, BB folds

      Results: $0.22 pot ($0.01 rake)
      Final Board: T 6 K 8
      Hero mucked 5 A and won $0.21 ($0.13 net)
      BB mucked and lost (-$0.08 net)

      What do you think of my line?
  • 9 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Do you think you make any pair to fold which BB could have? All the hands which he folds you win with A high most likely anyways then why not just Check behind and be happy about the free card? :)

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      You are right :) thanks!
    • KillerFishes
      KillerFishes
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      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 2,313
      I'd iso pre we have skill edge and he's not fullstack anyway so its ok to take it disk right pre ;)
      Cya
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Well, are you ready to go broke with this hand against BB? Are you sure that MP will not call even if BB pushes?
    • KillerFishes
      KillerFishes
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      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 2,313
      You definitely shouldnt iso with like 5bbs its too much just go for 3 and fold to raise. It should be more profitable play because often you take it pre of on flop cbetting ;)
      Cya
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Even if I raise to 3BBs I still have a tough decision against BB's push. Since we need about 40% equity to call and such a player with such a stack is often likely to make loose raises in that spot we have a tough time folding. And since we raise to 3xBB we are actually inviting other players to call the raise and we really don't want to be in a multiway pot in this particular situation IMO because Cbetting as a bluff 3way on this limit is rarely advisable and if the BB pushes it's not that much to call and MP might find the call button and we have to fold.

      What do think about isolating with this hand preflop, Veriz?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Well, first of all we need only ~33% equity. :D If we has a really wide shipping range we can still Call it off. :) Just try out yourself and you will be amazed how easily we actually can Call there. So if I am isolating there is no way I am folding if I expect the opponent to ship wide.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Well, first of all we need only ~33% equity.

      I was referring to KillerFishes' suggestion of a 3BB isoraise. Or are my calculations wrong?
      IF we raise to 3BBs, there is $0.83 in the pot after BB pushes and we have to call $0.49. 0.49 / 0.83+0.49 = ~37% (yeah, not exactly 40% as I stated, lol).

      So much for the calculations.

      Apart from all that, what do you suggest? Limping or raising?
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Pot is $0,90 if we raise to $0,20. We have to Call $0,45 ~33% equity.

      Yes, limping is better idea unless you want to play for the stacks.