[NL20-NL50] NL20 SH A9 vs steal

    • SPeedFANat1c
      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 4,975
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.20(BB) Replayer
      SB ($26.37)
      Hero ($23.60)
      UTG ($18.71)
      CO ($37.67)
      BTN ($20)

      Dealt to Hero 9:heart: A:diamond:

      fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.50, fold, Hero calls $0.30

      FLOP ($1.10) 5:club: A:heart: 4:spade:

      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.60, Hero calls $0.60

      TURN ($2.30) 5:club: A:heart: 4:spade: K:club:

      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20

      RIVER ($4.70) 5:club: A:heart: 4:spade: K:club: T:spade:

      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.60, Hero folds

      BTN wins $4.47

      In this session she was stealing lot more - session stats showed around 80% steal, so I had to do something - 3bet or call. Fold to 3bet is not huge, but 3bets should work often if in this sessions there is lot of stealing.
      But even vs 50% steal range my A9 does ok, the only problem is that I don't have a position. So I guess I would better 3bet and call with have which has better kicker or is suited.

      I folded on the river because I don't believe this could be bet for value with worse hand, and also she could not 3 barrel bluff I think. Stats also show that river aggresion is much smaller.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello SPeedFANat1c,

      As long he is also passive on the river seems to be fine, rather seems like thin value-bet. Though 3betting preflop would be rather bad vs a guy who likes to Call a lot.

      Best Regards.