[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL 25 AJ high vs fish

    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players -

      BB: $10.00 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 15, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 13
      UTG: $33.69 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 16, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 50
      CO: $17.95 - VPIP: 53, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 9.0, Hands: 43
      BTN: $22.30 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 6, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 51
      Hero (SB): $25.00 -

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is SB with A :diamond: J :spade:
      1 fold, CO calls $0.25, BTN calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1.65, 1 fold, CO calls $1.40, 1 fold

      Flop: ($3.80) 3 :club: 4 :heart: 8 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.20, CO raises to $4.40, Hero folds


      I look at this as question of whether or not my POT equity + Fold equity = aggression.

      -As villain has huge range on the flop would expect that most of his non pair, non draw hands to fold vs a cbet
      -When called usually have 4-6 outs so I have a little pot equity
      -Small size should yield the same results.

      Your opinion?
  • 4 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello DeMarcohsp,

      We are never calling here in this spot and I wouldn't really try to overplay an unknown-fish either. Just leave the pot alone and leave it for him.

      Rather the question is if we should CB or not without having even backdoor FDs or anything. But still I would expect to be ahead with our Ace high and therefore should be fine.

      What's the plan if you get called on the flop -> turn?

      Best Regards.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Since it's single raised pot I wouldn't be thrilled about cbetting AJo there... It's not terrible but given the right feeling for the game I might just check and give it up since you don't that THAT much equity or FE.
    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      @ veriz - Just give up if I get no pair

      @Manu. Yeah I agree now. Fan of cbetting with some backdoor equity, here is better to check it, as villain would not even bet with air here most of the time.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      @ veriz - Just give up if I get no pair

      Then rather don't CB at all cause he will have a lot of floats in his range. Usually the CB idea on the flop is that you expect to be ahead even with your Ace high and might even CB for value.