[NL20-NL50] NL25sh - Taking the initiative

    • Farmarchist
      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640

      Guess this is fine but I'm asking tho :)

      I donkbet turn because I don't expect him to barrel any draw or bluff. My hand is also too weak to check/raise so I'm donking here for value and also vs some draws ofcourse.

      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2022736
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      Hero (BB): $25.00 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 3.6, Hands: 540805
      UTG: $10.74 - VPIP: 73, PFR: 40, 3B: 14, AF: 3.5, Hands: 15
      CO: $35.27 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 15, 3B: 12, AF: 2.0, Hands: 82
      BTN: $26.25 - VPIP: 34, PFR: 6, 3B: 0, AF: 5.5, Hands: 32
      SB: $7.64 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 16, 3B: 7, AF: 3.0, Hands: 159

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BB with A :diamond: J :diamond:
      UTG raises to $0.70, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.45

      Flop: ($1.50) 7 :heart: T :club: A :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.90, Hero calls $0.90

      Turn: ($3.30) 5 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.00, UTG folds
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      PF: I like 3betting more actually. Just build up the pot so you can valuebet relentlessly when you hit.

      F: C/C is standard as played/

      T: Of course i would never take this line vs a reg. But vs this guy I think it could be fine. Any reason to assume he doesn't barrel? I think he could very easily be an aggro fish. I would need him to have all AX in his range though to make this play profitable.

      AJ beats A2 A3 A4 A6 A8 A9
      AJ loses to AK AQ AT A7 A5

      You can see that AJ is only slightly ahead of all the AX hands (provided he plays all combos). I guess it's great if he has some straight and flush draws which continue, and also perhaps hands like KK QQ JJ which may get stubborn.