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[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH A8s

    • staktas
      Joined: 28.03.2011 Posts: 1,346
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: $5.50
      Hero (BB): $5.00
      UTG: $11.08
      CO: $12.81
      BTN: $5.11

      SB posts SB $0.02, Hero posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.07) Hero has A:diamond: 8:diamond:

      fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.20, fold, Hero calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.42, 2 players) 6:club: T:club: A:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.45, BTN raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.35

      Turn: ($2.02, 2 players) 4:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

      River: ($3.02, 2 players) T:heart:
      Hero bets $0.80, fold

      Hero wins $2.89

      29/0/2/0 over 8
  • 3 replies
    • kozmi55
      Joined: 10.01.2010 Posts: 2,891
      I dont like calling with hands like this, especially OOP. It's really hard to play them OOP. If you hit an ace, you could be dominated easily. And if you won't hit an ace, you have usually nothing. The only way you can do something with this hand, if you flop a flush or a flushdraw. But its also hard to extract value OOP.
    • staktas
      Joined: 28.03.2011 Posts: 1,346
      I like to call here, because most of the time they are open raising any Ax here, and we dominate a lot half of them. Also, on every Axx dry board we can even get two streets of value, just by check calling, because it's a good board to cbet, and on every K,Q most of the time J they will barrel again with air, because our call doesn't really much on that flop. We could easily have pp.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello staktas,

      Preflop: You don't know much about the opponent even, therefore I am not a huge fan of flatting while the game postflop didn't look good either. Rather 3bet then and see how he adjusts.

      As played
      Flop: Exactly this even happens. He could easily be trapping/having better hands but you still continue while even not knowing much about the opponent.

      As played
      River: Why do you donk the river? How many worse hands do you even see paying you? Rather let him bluff if you thought that he is bluffing on the flop.

      Best Regards.