[NL2-NL10] NL 10 ATo

    • 0744379
      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $11.61 (116.1 bb)
      SB: $11.54 (115.4 bb)
      Hero (CO): $12.81 (128.1 bb)
      UTG: $10.10 (101 bb)
      BTN: $3.93 (39.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A T
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN folds, SB calls $0.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.70) 5 A 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.30) T (2 players)
      SB bets $0.93, Hero raises to $3.86, SB calls $2.93

      River: ($9.02) 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      $9.02 pot ($0.45 rake)
      Final Board: 5 A 5 T 2
      SB showed K A and lost (-$4.46 net)
      Hero showed A T and won $8.57 ($4.11 net)

      I'm not sure if I should raise the flop. Am I isolating myself against better Aces or trips? villain was 44/12 for 40 hands. Only a couple of 5x holdings in his range but lots of Ax holdings.

      At the time I thought I should have bet the river as I think I nearly always have the best hand and if he calls my turn raise he will most likely call river bet but when I saw his hand I realised his club draw was what kept him involved and so he may not have called.
  • 2 replies
    • Saren113
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,973
      Would always bet river with those stats he will call much worse aces.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588

      Preflop: looks good

      Flop: looks good. We are way ahead or way behind and I don't want to raise to get him to potentially fold a weaker hand like a pocket pair.

      Turn: Once we hit our two pair which beats any other two pair I would also raise. The size is fine too because we now have a nice stack size for the river.

      River: As Saren mentioned I would just ship the river here. I can't see villain folding an A here ever after calling our raise on the turn. And if he had a 5x we are most likely losing our stack anyway so we want to maximize value versus Ax.