[NL20-NL50] NL25sh - A9o when to raise, part 2!

    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Hey,

      Remember NL25sh - KK when to raise?
      :D

      Same question here :s_cool:

      I think this board is a lot safer so I like how I played the hand :P . But I'm not the pro ofc :D

      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2005210
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB: $39.14 - VPIP: 50, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 2
      Hero (BB): $25.00 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 3.6, Hands: 535061
      UTG: $55.30 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 4, AF: 5.0, Hands: 171
      CO: $42.59 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 14, 3B: 12, AF: 1.5, Hands: 259
      BTN: $10.10 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 19

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BB with A :heart: 9 :spade:
      UTG raises to $0.75, CO calls $0.75, 1 fold, SB calls $0.65, Hero raises to $3.75, 2 folds, SB calls $3

      Flop: ($9.00) 2 :club: 9 :club: A :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $2.00, Hero calls $2

      Turn: ($13.00) 3 :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $3.50, Hero raises to $9.50, SB folds

      Final Pot: $20.00
      Hero wins $19.10
      (Rake: $0.90)
  • 5 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Flop is the place to raise again, obviously! :D

      Why do you want to raise for value on the street you get the more credit for a value hand? I don't think you have to raise big, small enough to give FDs the feeling of FE but still raise to get value from all Ax asap.

      That said, I really really really really (x100) dislike your preflop play. Your are squeezing a weak offsuit ace against MP open, CO caller, SB caller. How often do you expect to get folds here? If you 3bet A9o, how often do you squeeze here? MP also looks like a nitty player.. He doesn't raise/fold much imo, unless you have stats that say otherwise.. I would agree with the hand selection if you get many many folds. If you think you get some folds and some calls A9o is already bad. If you squeeze A9o your probably squeeze too many hands so they are owning you when they call.

      LE: I don't dislike calling down but I think raising flop is better. I think raising turn is one of the worst because you make him fold draws too often, draws that would put more money into the pot in other circumstances.
    • Farmarchist
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      lol so weird, I thought the UTG (MP) openraiser he still like 15% open with 3/4 foldto3bet so far but apparently I'm wrong. (looking in HEM now).

      Then I agree with you. So we are squeezing AJo, AQo as bluff?
    • EmanuelC16
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      Originally posted by Farmarchist
      lol so weird, I thought the UTG (MP) openraiser he still like 15% open with 3/4 foldto3bet so far but apparently I'm wrong. (looking in HEM now).

      Then I agree with you. So we are squeezing AJo, AQo as bluff?
      If you want to squeeze as a bluff here, I think those hands are decent to do so. You can also add stuff like KTs, QTs if you think you can't profitably call with them. The whole idea is that although you get folds reasonably often, given the pot odds and positions (you are OOP), you also get called more often so you want a reasonable postflop hand that can give you some equity.
    • Farmarchist
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      Right ;)

      The thing is indeed that I think those suited hands are good enough to just call for those odds
    • EmanuelC16
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      Originally posted by Farmarchist
      Right ;)

      The thing is indeed that I think those suited hands are good enough to just call for those odds
      Then just add the lower suited hand syou can't call. K9s, J9s, etc. I think you get the idea. If you create a polarized 3betting range you should 3bet as a bluff/semibluff the TOP of your folding range because that's what's gonna have the most preflop and postflop equity and playability 'in case shit happens'. :)