[NL2-NL10] NL10: AJ vs big openraise

    • Avatars91
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 1871561
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      BB: $10.10 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 11, 3B: 3, AF: 3,4, Hands: 298
      UTG: $6.60 - VPIP: 91, PFR: 21, 3B: 15, AF: 2,1, Hands: 34
      CO: $6.90 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 12, 3B: 17, AF: 1,3, Hands: 17
      Hero (BTN): $10.00 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,6, Hands: 57711
      SB: $9.90 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 21, 3B: 7, AF: 9,0, Hands: 34

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN with A :diamond: J :club:
      UTG raises to $0.50, 4 folds

      I didn't like the idea of calling a 5BB openraise vs a guy that usually gives preference to openlimping instead of openraising. But maybe a call is here still not that bad?
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      He seems to be open-raising 21 % of his hands, which includes many hands that are worse than yours. But making trustworthy evaluations is hard due to low amount of hands played together.

      You should ask yourself, did he raised before that much when he was the aggressor pre-flop? If he didn't, he' likely to have strong Ax-hand or TT+ (with his stats, I'd say that).

      You could call that bet, because 3-betting here would just make your opponent to shove good hands or fold trash. Even if you're playing OOP, your opponents seems weak and isn't likely to bet more than 1 str without hand.

      So my line would be call pre, and then give up if you don't hit.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Guess we ain't gonna do very good vs a big open-raise there whilst we neither don't have much information on the guy. So whatever you pick isn't going to be wrong. Often times maybe even safer to avoid complications postflop, we can still wait and see what he does. But more often those 5bb+ raises are rather strong hands which just want to get value.

      Best Regards.