[NL20-NL50] SH25 - Flop vs small stacks

    • chocular77
      chocular77
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,102
      I think i get in the habit of going too much allin against small stacks on the flop with highcards. What do you think about the next hands?

      Hand1:

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $24,75
      CO:
      $4,29

      0,15/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:diamond: , Q:club:
      2 folds, CO calls $0,25, BU folds, Hero raises to $1,25, BB folds, CO calls $1,00.

      Flop: ($2,75) K:club: , 9:heart: , 8:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $4, CO calls $3,04 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back.
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      Hand2:

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP2:
      $8,75
      MP3:
      $84,96
      Hero:
      $32

      0,15/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:spade: , J:club: . MP2 posts a blind of $0,25.
      MP2 raises to $0,90, MP3 calls $0,90, Hero raises to $4,00, 3 folds, MP2 calls $3,10, MP3 folds.

      Flop: ($9,30) K:club: , 9:club: , 4:heart: (2 players)
      MP2 raises $4,75 (All-In), Hero calls $4,75.
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      Hand3:


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $25
      MP3:
      $7,15

      0,15/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:club: , J:spade:
      MP3 calls $0,25, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1,25, BB folds, MP3 calls $1,00.

      Flop: ($2,75) T:diamond: , 9:heart: , 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1,5, MP3 calls $1,50.

      Turn: ($5,75) T:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $5, MP3 calls $4,40 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back.
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      Hand4:

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $64,65
      MP2:
      $7,75

      0,15/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , K:diamond:
      MP2 calls $0,25, 4 folds, Hero raises to $1,25, MP2 calls $1,00.

      Flop: ($2,65) 9:diamond: , 7:diamond: , 7:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1,5, MP2 raises to $6,50 (All-In), Hero calls $5,00.
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      Hand5:

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP3:
      $8,6
      Hero:
      $27,95

      0,15/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 6:diamond: , 6:club:
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0,25, CO folds, Hero raises to $1,15, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0,90.

      Flop: ($2,70) 5:spade: , 5:club: , 2:spade: (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $1,4, MP3 raises to $2,80, Hero raises to $11,10, MP3 calls $4,65 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back.
  • 3 replies
    • DeLau
      DeLau
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2009 Posts: 1,606
      Hand1: maybe raise bigger preflop so shove is not so big. But on the flop, I really don't know what best move is.

      Hand2: I fold (unless he has very low foldto3bet%)

      Hand 3: Depends on foldtocbet%.

      Hand 4: Vs most fish I fold this because they will show a lot of pocket pairs here. This is has 90 vpip so I might call more easily (depending on postflop stats).

      Hand 5: Vs such high AF, I 'm getting it in too. He definitely has 2x in his range.

      With hands like these, I think it depends on their postflop play a lot. Although you don't have much hands on them, sometimes you can already see if they are aggressive or passive.

      Interesting hands! Spots like these happen all the time.
    • chocular77
      chocular77
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,102
      Thx for your Comment Ipdlamei.

      Don't have reliable stats for Hand 2&3.
      But as you said just watching them play should help with such decisions.
      I maybe try to play one table less so i can concentrate more on the rest.

      If i can't be sure the best thing should be a fold since i loose the minimum.
      And even if it isn't much 5-8 dollars add up if it becomes a habit.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Hi,

      1) I think putting him all-in on the flop is fine
      2) You´re likely pot committed, so calling shove should be fine
      3) I´d also shove turn, although don´t think you have that much fold equity, but your general equity with overcards+oesd is very good to get all-in on the turn
      4) prefer b/f flop, since you don´t get that good odds and I doubt he would shove there random hands
      5) fine

      best regards,