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[NL2-NL10] NL10: AA/overpairs making me lose money

    • stefanoj
      Joined: 22.04.2008 Posts: 4

      I will post a couple of hands that illustrate a problem I'm facing on the lower limits ($0,04/$0,10). The thing is that, even with a big raise before the flop and nothing really scary on the flop, overpairs (including AA) are making me lose money.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A :club: , A :heart:
      UTG+1 raises to $0,24, 5 folds, BU calls $0,24, SB folds, Hero raises to $0,60, UTG+1 calls $0,36, BU calls $0,36.

      Flop: ($1,82) Q :diamond: , 5 :heart: , 2 :diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets $1,00, UTG+1 calls $1,00, BU folds.

      Turn: ($3,82) 7 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $2,56 (All-In), Hero calls and is all-in, UTG+1 calls and is all-in.

      River: ($13,37) T :club:


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q :spade: , Q :diamond:
      UTG+2 raises to $0,20, 4 folds, BU raises to $0,60, SB folds, Hero calls $0,56, UTG+2 calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,82) 2 :spade: , 6 :spade: , 8 :diamond: (3 players)
      Hero checks *, UTG+2 checks, BU calls and is all-in, Hero calls $1,94, UTG+2 folds.

      Turn: ($5,70) 5 :diamond:
      River: ($5,70) J :heart:

      * I checked here because BU was very aggressive, and he pushed pre-flop too


      These are not isolated cases. I've been consistently losing money with good hands, like AA, because of this. This is really affecting my game, as I don't feel confident enough in some hands, even though I'm supposed to be ahead. Any thoughts?
  • 2 replies
    • armo
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 451
      Need the stack sizes.
      Hand #1

      You should raise (3 + number of callers) x initial raise, so about $1 preflop. And bet like 2/3 of pot on flop.


      Hand #2
      looks good, maybe if you have reads that BU 3bets light, you can reraise him
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      1) You should 3-bet with AA at least 1$, (0,24x3+the rest money in the pot (around 0,3$). SInce you 3-bet small, then both UTG and BU get very good odds to call for set value or anything that they opened.
      You could make a little larger contibet on the flop 1,4$, but that 1/2 pot bet is also fine, if you´re shoving with any turn card.
      You´re not c/f turn, so you could esily shove the turn.
      2) NL 5 level I would 4-bet/call (to 1,8$) with QQ. You could check flop, but since you only have potsize left then you can easily shove flop.