[NL2-NL10] NL50,SSS,9max,AQs

    • JonatanW
      JonatanW
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      Joined: 14.03.2008 Posts: 71
      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (9 handed) Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)

      Button ($49.75)
      SB ($27.90)
      BB ($48.75)
      UTG ($36.65)
      UTG+1 ($119.45)
      MP1 ($8.90)
      Hero ($8.75)
      MP3 ($43.50)
      CO ($50)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, Q.
      UTG calls $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.5, 1 fold, CO calls $2.50, Button raises to $9.5, 2 folds, UTG folds, Hero calls $6.25 (All-In), CO folds.

      Flop: ($21.25) Q, 8, 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: ($21.25) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: ($21.25) J (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: $22

      I've been in this situation a number of times. Raise from right position then end up being re-raised where I push all-in. I'm a little confused how to play this hand, maybe not this particular one because he bet to put me all-in. But other times it's a 2x/3x my raise and I 3bet all-in which is similar.
  • 3 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      You are correct to call(push) here because your bet: remaining stack ratio is 1:2,5 and you need 1:4 to make a push. It's advisable to make a note on what your opponent reraised you with, so you can make a proper action next time(there's no point in pushing against him in future if you see he reraises only with premium hands).
    • dallievas
      dallievas
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      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 822
      Generally you can push here,as burek2000 said your remaining stack:call ratio allows you do that.You can treat caller as dead money,but on NL50 and higher limits you should do this moves only with reads and stats about your opp to make profit.I would not push against regular tag (should know his 3bet range), but can push against loose range or squeeze fan.
      Good luck :)
    • 098799
      098799
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      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Yes, the stack : raise ratio is one of the basic strategy things. If you have no stats / reads on your oponent, follow this rule.

      But since you're playing NL50, you should be already having some pt- or elephant-like device that would make your decision easier in this spot. I'd often fold AQ against 3bet from some 10/7 oponent for example.