[NL20-NL50] [SH] Nl 25 AA playing slow

    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
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      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 1733289
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      SB: $25.00 - VPIP: 35, PFR: 23, 3B: 6, AF: 0.5, Hands: 48
      BB: $33.00 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 4.0, Hands: 58
      UTG: $25.09 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 20, 3B: 14, AF: 1.5, Hands: 15
      CO: $25.35 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 25, 3B: 11, AF: 1.5, Hands: 24
      Hero (BTN): $25.00 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 7, AF: 4.7, Hands: 140722

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BTN with A :spade: A :diamond:
      UTG raises to $0.64, CO raises to $2, Hero calls $2, 2 folds, UTG calls $1.36

      Flop: ($6.35) T :diamond: 2 :diamond: 2 :club: (3 players)
      UTG checks, CO bets $3.00, Hero calls $3, UTG folds

      Turn: ($12.35) J :heart: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $5.90, CO calls $5.90

      River: ($24.15) K :spade: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $14.10, CO calls $14.10

      UTG was the weaker player at the table so I flatted to keep him in the pot. By 3betting I usually end up playing a pot vs CO's QQ+/AK or just take the pot preflop. I'd expect to have more value by playing this way.

      Flop: Don' think raising is better because I give UTG the possibility to flat with a very wide range and I'm not scared of any turn card.

      Turn: After the fish folds I set the stacks for the river shove.

      River: Make the shove expecting to get a decent amount of calls from worse hands as my actual holding is very disguised.
  • 6 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Hi,

      if you don´t want to 4-bet pre-flop then I like how you played postflop. Some players would shove there any tp if you min-raise flop, but I would also likely call to keep in worse hands from UTG

      best regards,
    • KillerFishes
      KillerFishes
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      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 2,313
      Hey men,

      just curious about the sizing isn't it better to bet higher on turn and lower on river?

      Since we can get some value from draws on turn which are very likely folding on river (=> more value) ... + we give him much better odds to call river with marginal hands since he will get better odds there?


      Thx, thx
      cya
    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
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      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      If I make it bigger I would be let with less than 1/2 pot on the river.

      I see your point in betting 6.5-7 on the turn, possible I think, but no more than 7.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello DeMarcohsp,

      Turn: With the nuts as TT/JJ I would also Bet rather smaller side but with a bit weaker hand as overpair I guess I'd go for like $7.

      As played
      River: Depends a lot how loose we see the guy even 3betting, cause if he has a very strong range of 3bet then practically we are beaten. Only hand you might get value is AK/QQ but we can't be even sure if he calls with AK on the turn. But of course I am not saying that it's not a spot to get the value. :)

      Best Regards.
    • KillerFishes
      KillerFishes
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      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 2,313
      Originally posted by veriz
      Turn: With the nuts as TT/JJ I would also Bet rather smaller side but with a bit weaker hand as overpair I guess I'd go for like $7.

      exploitable like hell!
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by KillerFishes
      Originally posted by veriz
      Turn: With the nuts as TT/JJ I would also Bet rather smaller side but with a bit weaker hand as overpair I guess I'd go for like $7.

      exploitable like hell!
      Don't start me talking the same as one guy in NL2 that people exploit you there. I rarely doubt that any of the NL25 regs exploit you either. We might start to see exploiting on NL100+ but even there you don't see that many of those spots.