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[NL2-NL10] Nl2 A8s ZOOM

    • Keifla
      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 20
      Apologies about the first hand I posted a few days ago.

      Literally the first hand I played that day and on ZOOM so no reads. Not sure if I donked, would appreciate an evaluation, specifically on my reraises. Many thanks.

      PokerStars Zoom Hand #83110661653:  Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02) - 2012/07/10 7:03:38 ET
      Table 'McNaught' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
      Seat 1: [one] ($1.12 in chips) 
      Seat 2: [two] ($0.96 in chips) 
      Seat 3: [three] ($2.21 in chips) 
      Seat 4: Hero ($2.02 in chips) 
      Seat 5: [five] ($2.61 in chips) 
      Seat 6: [six] ($2.26 in chips) 
      Seat 7: Villian ($2.23 in chips) 
      Seat 8: [eight] ($2 in chips) 
      Seat 9: [nine] ($2.06 in chips) 
      [one]: posts small blind $0.01
      [two]: posts big blind $0.02
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Hero [8h Ah]
      Hero: raises $0.04 to $0.06
      : folds 
      : folds 
      Villian: raises $0.10 to $0.16
      : folds 
      : folds 
      : folds 
      : folds 
      : folds 
      Hero: calls $0.10
      *** FLOP *** [Ad 8d 4s]
      Hero: bets $0.16
      Villian: raises $0.22 to $0.38
      Hero: raises $0.32 to $0.70
      Villian: calls $0.32
      *** TURN *** [Ad 8d 4s] [Ks]
      Hero: bets $0.50
      Villian: calls $0.50
      *** RIVER *** [Ad 8d 4s Ks] [Tc]
      Hero: bets $0.66 and is all-in
      Villian: calls $0.66
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      Hero: shows [8h Ah] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
      Villian: shows [Ac Qd] (a pair of Aces)
      Hero collected $3.93 from pot
  • 6 replies
    • SuniBG
      Joined: 25.07.2011 Posts: 472
      Flop - I prefer check/r instead of donk, then bet turn and bet river.
    • LioPio
      Joined: 13.01.2008 Posts: 78
      A8s in Early/Middle possition is a Fold.

      as played, i agree with SuniBG
    • FlashDavin
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 421
      I can't tell what position you're in here.

      You should be opening to steal A8s from CO, BU, and SB only if you're the first to enter in my opinion. Sometimes MP3 against certain opponents.

      Against a 3bet and we're OOP, I also fold this one preflop.

      As played, check raise the flop (because even if he doesn't have an ace its a good spot to bluff), and then bet/bet/bet as he often has a strong ace like AQ, AK and will pay you off in most cases.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem
      2 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by

      SB ($1.12) 56bb
      BB ($0.96) 48bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 2 players) Hero is 8:heart: A:heart:
      Hero raises to $0.06, folds, folds, raises to $0.16, folds, folds, folds, folds, folds, Hero calls $0.10

      Flop: A:diamond: 8:diamond: 4:spade: ($0.35, -5 players)
      Hero bets $0.16, raises to $0.38, Hero raises to $0.70, calls $0.32

      Turn: K:spade: ($1.75, -5 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, calls $0.50

      River: 10:club: ($2.75, -5 players)
      Hero goes all-in $0.66, calls $0.66

      Final Pot: $4.07
      Hero shows two pair, Aces and Eights
      8:heart: A:heart:
      shows a pair of Aces
      A:club: Q:diamond:

      Hero wins $3.93 (net +$1.91)

      lost $2.02
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Keifla,

      Here is some help for you how to convert hands and post them in correct format: link.

      Preflop: About the play vs the min-raise of course calling is still fine. But I don't understand your donk on the flop at all? Let him CB the flop and then Check/Raise it.
      Flop: Furthermore you should be 3betting it bigger and maybe even just shove it cause you would have invested more money than 1/2 of your stack.
      Turn: Or as played the turn shove it, why would you leave small amount behind and give him correct odds to draw? ;)

      Best Regards.
    • Keifla
      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 20
      Thanks for the link, will use that in future! Apologies for the unformatted post.

      The donk on the flop ring my raise to 0.70? Looking back it was a poor play, not sure why I decided to do that. I was in two minds whether or not to go all in on the turn, I was sure I was ahead so didn't want to scare him off the pot.

      Thanks for the evaluation and input from others.