[NL2-NL10] Cracked Aces

    • BustaDimes
      BustaDimes
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2011 Posts: 2
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $6.87
      UTG2:
      $4.00
      MP1 (Hero):
      $4.14
      MP2:
      $1.80
      MP3:
      $4.75
      CO:
      $4.33
      BU:
      $4.52
      SB:
      $5.33


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A, A.
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0.16, 5 folds, BB calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.34) K, 3, 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.33, BB calls $0.33.

      Turn: ($1) 2 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.95, BB raises to $3.80, Hero calls $2.70.

      River: ($8.45) 4 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $8.45.
      Results follow:

      BB shows three of a kind, threes(3 3).
      Hero shows a pair of aces(A A).

      BB wins with three of a kind, threes(3 3).

      Should I have played this any different?
  • 2 replies
    • faronel
      faronel
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.07.2011 Posts: 1,186
      On these limits, when villain plays out of position like: check-call on flop and chek-raise allin on turn, then the villain has a set most likely.

      Also, you have A :diamond: that narrows villain's range. Not likely that the villain tried to push you out with an unimproved flush draw.

      I like the bet sizing on flop and turn, but when we face check-raise allin, then we don't beat much and it would be safer to fold.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello BustaDimes,

      If you are betting such an amount then you are kind of committing yourself there. Which I'd also assume you are doing for value. Neither not knowing much of the opponent it will be tough to get away. He could as well just shove there with Kx.

      Rather Bet the flop ~$0,30 and a bit smaller on the turn and then even able to Bet/Fold it if you assume him being rather good player and not very loose.

      Best Regards.