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[NL2-NL10] NL 2 Pocket ATo

    • VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 10,504
      Party, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players

      UTG+2: $3.58 (179 bb)
      BB: $0.80 (40 bb)
      Hero (SB): $2.47 (123.5 bb)
      CO: $1.80 (90 bb)
      UTG+1: $1.96 (98 bb)
      MP1: $3.16 (158 bb)
      BTN: $1.91 (95.5 bb)
      MP2: $2.92 (146 bb)
      MP3: $1.29 (64.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with T A
      7 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, BB calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.12) 5 3 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.09, BB raises to $0.26, Hero ???

      Results: $0.30 pot ($0.01 rake)
      Final Board: 5 3 6
      BB mucked and won $0.29 ($0.14 net)
      Hero mucked T A and lost (-$0.15 net)

      I didn't see much point in continuing -- My only "real" draws are runner-runner.
      The question is, though: Should I have even Cbet on the flop?
  • 2 replies
    • cpers
      Joined: 17.04.2011 Posts: 566
      You raised from SB, I think it's still ok to cbet here since it's still in your range. However he's a mid-stack so ch/f is probably a better option.
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Hi, VorpalF2F!

      You have nothing so it's a very easy and clear fold.

      Cbetting there is usually not a good idea. Unless you know the guy won't fold ever in his like and can call with random Kx and Qk (meaning you can actually bet for value), I'd just check/fold that kind of flop. We're so much away from showdown, our hand if pretty vulnerable and we can't really bet 3 times for value OR hero call a passive player with A high... so it all points to a check/fold (if he is aggressive it's an easier check/fold as we will get floated/bluff raised a lot anyway).

      That's a very good board to valuebet aces or kings since lots of hands can call; when it's good to bet for value it's usually bad to bet as a bluff.