[NL2-NL10] NL 2 Zoom AA vs short stack

    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
      Super Moderator
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 8,908
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $6.24 (312 bb)
      SB: $0.94 (47 bb)
      BB: $1.08 (54 bb)
      UTG+1: $2.91 (145.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $4.20 (210 bb)
      MP1: $4.71 (235.5 bb)
      MP2: $7.17 (358.5 bb)
      Hero (MP3): $3.64 (182 bb)
      CO: $2.19 (109.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A A
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, BB folds
      first question: I seem to notice that people at zoom tables with really short stacks play poorly. Is this more-or-less correct?

      Flop: ($0.14) T J 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.08, SB calls $0.08
      Bet bigger?

      Turn: ($0.30) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.25, SB raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.55


      River: ($1.90) T (2 players)

      Results:
      $1.90 pot ($0.07 rake)
      Final Board: T J 6 K T
      SB showed 8 J and lost (-$0.94 net)
      Hero showed A A and won $1.83 ($0.89 net)
  • 6 replies
    • mrbeer9999
      mrbeer9999
      Basic
      Joined: 11.12.2010 Posts: 182
      2NL short stacks in general play terribly, maybe even more so on Zoom, not sure. Yes more on flop, easy call turn (is he all in? if not, ship), do not care about results. SS-ers will do this with any TP hand.
    • Tomaloc
      Tomaloc
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,858
      yes in general because minimum buy-in is 50bb... :f_biggrin:
      there are some apparent regs who seem to play some sick weird 50bb strategy though (or maybe i just give too much credit)

      as for the betting i prefer to bet bigger on flops and lower on turns.
    • mrbeer9999
      mrbeer9999
      Basic
      Joined: 11.12.2010 Posts: 182
      I played a 50bb strategy for 1 entire month at Zoom 2NL/5NL and it was highly successful (10bb/100 on both, obv. there was some rungood at 5NL)...I think because everyone assumed I must be a complete fish they called me down lighter than they normally would.
    • Tomaloc
      Tomaloc
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,858
      so what's the deal? :D
      i assume that a profitable "semi-MSS" would mostly take a raise or fold preflop style and just play aggressively in general with any good equity (draws, TP)
    • mrbeer9999
      mrbeer9999
      Basic
      Joined: 11.12.2010 Posts: 182
      Originally posted by Tomaloc
      so what's the deal? :D
      i assume that a profitable "semi-MSS" would mostly take a raise or fold preflop style and just play aggressively in general with any good equity (draws, TP)
      Yeah, you would think. But in practice they are generally either multitabling nits and blinds/rake cause them to be breakeven (or like 1bb/100 over 50K hands) or they spew like crazy, autoshoving any TP/2PTK/draw.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello VorpalF2F,

      Preflop: Yes, shorty is usually a bad player. But raise here 4x. :)
      Postflop: Bet the flop bigger and protect your hand and vs his stack not much to do than go broke, not planning to fold while he could as well have Kx and maybe even worse.

      Best Regards.