[NL2-NL10] AJ preflop play

    • AYuraoA
      AYuraoA
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 317
      Hi Gerv,

      my opponent was 56/7 fish after 44 hands. Should I shove AJ against him in this spot?


      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $8.52 (170.4 bb)
      SB: $2 (40 bb)
      BB: $5 (100 bb)
      UTG+1: $5 (100 bb)
      UTG+2: $7.82 (156.4 bb)
      MP1: $6.88 (137.6 bb)
      MP2: $6.67 (133.4 bb)
      MP3: $3.21 (64.2 bb)
      Hero (CO): $2 (40 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A J
      4 folds, MP3 raises to $0.25, Hero raises to $0.77, 3 folds, MP3 raises to $1.50, Hero folds

      Results:
      $1.61 pot
      MP3 mucked and won $1.61 ($0.84 net)
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi,

      Here is a spot i would deviate from the strategy articles namely we fold preflop. This player does not raise many hands in the first place which means we can't effectively 3bet bluff AJ here

      Furthermore he raises pretty big which also negates our odds of grinding out a profit

      Now when you 3bet & he 4bets, we have an easy fold regardless of the sizing

      - Gerv