[NL20-NL50] Low ace hit without initiative

    • generals007
      Joined: 17.09.2007 Posts: 578
      Known Players:
      CO: $25.00 - 100 bb
      BU: $13.06 - 52 bb
      SB: $11.67 - 47 bb
      BB: $28.97 - 116 bb

      0.10/0.25 No Limit Hold'em (4 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.0.51016.3

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , 6:club:
      SB posts small blind ($0.10), Hero posts big blind ($0.25), 2 folds, SB raises for $0.52, Hero calls

      Flop: ($1.24 - 4.96 bb) A:heart: , K:diamond: , 5:heart: (2 Players)
      SB bets $0.65, Hero calls

      Turn: ($2.54 - 10.16 bb) 9:heart: (2 Players)
      SB bets $1.60, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled back ($1.60)

      Raise from sb preflop is rather small and I'll be in position so I call (I don't always do that, but I like to mix my hands up a little).
      On flop I hit an ace so I certainly don't fold to his half pot size bet. My hand is on the low end of mediocre, though, so I cannot protect against flushdraw more by reraise.
      On turn I don't know any hand of his that would play like this except a flop semibluff and turn flush, so I fold.

      Did I play the hand correctly? If not, where did I go wrong in my though process?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello generals007,

      Not a huge fan of calling the turn either whilst our equity falls a lot and he will have decent hands which even improved on the turn. Therefore well played.

      Best Regards.