[NL2-NL10] 0.05 NL Pocket Aces

• Basic
Joined: 14.05.2012
PokerStars - \$0.05 NL - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: \$3.71
BB: \$1.73
UTG: \$4.67
UTG+1: \$12.72
MP: \$3.75
MP+1: \$2.94
Hero (CO): \$5.44
BTN: \$6.57

SB posts SB \$0.02, BB posts BB \$0.05

Pre Flop: (pot: \$0.07) Hero has A A

fold, fold, MP raises to \$0.20, MP+1 calls \$0.20, Hero raises to \$1.00, fold, fold, fold, MP calls \$0.80, fold

Flop: (\$2.27, 2 players) 8 J 9
MP bets \$2.75 and is all-in, Hero calls \$2.75

Turn: (\$7.77, 2 players) A

River: (\$7.77, 2 players) Q
MP shows 8 9 (Two Pair, Nines and Eights) (Pre 18%, Flop 73%, Turn 0%)Hero shows A A (Three of a Kind, Aces) (Pre 82%, Flop 27%, Turn 100%)Hero wins \$7.45

Was it ok to call flop MP was fishy. I did have a feeling I was out flopped but not too much to call if he was deep stack I fold.
• 2 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 22.02.2012
This was a bad call. If you thought you were out flopped you should have folded. His bet of \$2.75 is a large one. It's 55BB you'd only invested 20BB and it's and overbet. Here's the math behind it anyway.

Once he has gone all in the pot is \$5.02. You need to call \$2.75 making the potential pot \$7.77 that means you are calling 35.39% of the pot and therefore need an equity of at least 35.39% to make this call justifiable.

If you assume he has the cards he has, bottom two pair (and I assume thats the least he will shove with here) then your equity is only 27.07%. If you assume he has bottom set then your equity is only about 11%. And of course a straight gives you even less only 3-4% . So mathematically it was an incorrect call.
• Bronze
Joined: 02.02.2007
Hi,

I would say it is standard call in 3-bet pot. It is hard to put someone two pair or better if they decide to shove on the flop. I would put them more often JT type hands that has a lot of outs, also I don´t think it is unreasonable to think he would shove there just Tx hands or pure bluff.
You just run top of your range but luckily sucked out on the turn

That does not make it bad call, since it is very hard to put NL 5 midstack into better made hand and make correct laydown sometimes unless you have played him thousands of hands and even then I would likely not fold that spot aces.

In the end you would have made a bigger mistake if you have folded and he have showed you 5h4h

best regards,