[NL2-NL10] NL 4 Weak Ace IP

    • VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 10,360
      Party, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $4.43 (110.7 bb)
      Hero (CO): $4.27 (106.7 bb)
      MP: $2.16 (54 bb)
      BTN: $4.07 (101.8 bb)
      BB: $5.14 (128.5 bb)
      UTG: $3.24 (81 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 7 A
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.04, Hero raises to $0.16, 2 folds, BB calls $0.12, MP folds

      Flop: ($0.38) J A K (2 players)
      BB bets $0.12, Hero raises to $0.54, BB calls $0.42

      Turn: ($1.46) A (2 players)
      BB bets $0.60, Hero calls $0.60
      I think that I should have raised this to pot size or even more.
      I can't tell though, whether I'm beaten by a better A, or being bluffed at.
      If the former, then I should just fold, if the latter, then I should raise.

      River: ($2.66) 3 (2 players)
      BB bets $1.12, Hero calls $1.12
      This was just stupid, and quite representative of one of my worst leaks.

      $4.90 pot ($0.24 rake)
      Final Board: J A K A 3
      Hero mucked 7 A and lost (-$2.42 net)
      BB showed 8 7 and won $4.66 ($2.24 net)
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Preflop and flop look fine.

      Turn: This line of donk/call flop and donk small again it's usually taken by fish for "pot control" with weaker hands like weak Ax, Kx, Jx (pair+draw), TT and FDs.

      Since the second A (third total) came down the chance that he has it has been reduced drastically so I would be really happy with my hand.

      Considering that we also beat KJ now we should look at playing for stacks.

      If we raise the turn, which I would prefer, I can't see us making the raise any smaller than a shove which would be $3.7 or so (yes a slight overbet but I think enough worse can call).