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[NL2-NL10] AJs SSS NL100

    • bah22
      Joined: 28.01.2008 Posts: 4,208
      Hero: $24.10

      CO: $91.50

      UTG+1: $77.55

      MP1: $102.65

      MP2: $105.75

      BB: $112.10

      BU: $94.00

      MP3: $102.05

      SB: $22.00

      0.5/1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.50 by

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with A, J (Comment)
      UTG+1 folds, Hero calls $1.00, 3 folds, CO calls $1.00, BU folds, SB calls $0.50, BB raises to $4.00, Hero calls $3.00, CO calls $3.00, SB calls $3.00.

      Flop: ($16.00) 4, 2, 5 (4 players) (Comment)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $20.10 (All-In), CO calls $20.10, 2 folds.

      Final Pot: $56.20

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows high card ace with jack kicker (As Js)
      CO shows three of a kind, fours (4s 4h)

      CO wins with three of a kind, fours (4s 4h)

      Is this push justified? On the flop i have a monster draw and putting less than all-in here is stupid. (Comment)

      P.S. I haven't sampled any hands before so if i did something wrong in the posting pls let me know.:)
  • 4 replies
    • bah22
      Joined: 28.01.2008 Posts: 4,208
      Damn it didn't show the colors of the was 2 spades...making flush draw and gutshot str draw.
    • aciddrop
      Joined: 08.10.2006 Posts: 1,519
      Well, there is no limping in SSS, from what I remember, so your preflop action is a mistake on two counts that I can see. The second being that I don't think AJ is playable even as a raising hand from early positions.

      With the raise coming from BB, you should fold. The tricky way to play would be to shove right there, making a play for the dead money, and thus maximising your F/E, but you shouldn't be in the situation in the first place.

      I guess with your draw you really want to shove the flop. Most hands have to fold, but a worse hand may call, and you have a lot of outs.
    • bah22
      Joined: 28.01.2008 Posts: 4,208
      Probably the limping was wrong but there were mostly loose players and after this raise from BB, I was in position so..that's why decide to call....
      Although if I re-raised i could easy won the pot right there...i don't thing small pair would call me...well, there are some mistakes that i made obviously preflop. Have to work on that. Thanks tho :)
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Hello bah22,

      you didn't play this hand in an optimal way for a short stack player. Being a big stack - that's a different story. But as a shortie you cannot limp and hope to hit nut flush draw, you cannot either caldcall the oponent raise. It's just not profitable. The only way to play this hand by the spirit of the strategy is to fold preflop.

      I like your invention, but am afraid it goes in a wrong direction.