[NL2-NL10] NL10 AJo

    • elda420
      elda420
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.07.2012 Posts: 149
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      €0.05/€0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero) = (€10.00)
      BB = (€10.77)
      MP2 = (€18.07)
      MP3 = (€17.91)
      CO = (€5.55)
      BU = (€14.82)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, J.
      2 folds, CO raises to €0.40, BU calls €0.40, Hero calls €0.35, BB folds.

      Flop: (€1.3) 4, A, 3 (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks, BU bets €0.40, Hero calls €0.40, CO calls €0.40.

      Turn: (€2.5) 6 (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks, BU bets €1.20, Hero calls €1.20, CO folds.

      River: (€4.9) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets €12.82(All-In), Hero folds, BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: €4.9.


      As an OOP caller I don't really see how else I could've played it. At any point raising feels like an overplay and folding also feels weak...

      I'm thinking a pre-flop fold might actually best here but again it feels too weak.
  • 4 replies
    • imfromsweden007
      imfromsweden007
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.10.2008 Posts: 726
      Hi,

      I don't mind folding or 3betting pre. Playing marginal holdings OOP is never fun, so certainly nothing wrong with folding.

      As played I think you played the hand fine postflop.

      ifs
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      I think calling is ur worst option as mentioned by ifs.

      As bet sizes get smaller calling becomes more favourable because its cheaper to call. When betsizes get larger 3betting becomes better because there is more deadmoney to steal.

      Here the bet size is 4bb which is really large and AJo plays really poorly. Folding is also good if u dont feel confident in your postflop skills.
    • elda420
      elda420
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.07.2012 Posts: 149
      Yeah I don't like calling in that spot either. I feel like it would've been fine IP though.

      Would you favor a call with, let's say, a hand like AJs or even 87s ?
      With a squeeze I assume we're mostly raising for fold equity rather than for value, right ?
      How would you go about playing a hand like KQo/KJo ?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Less playability means that having initiative becomes more important since u cant raise or float with some equity. You are right that AJs and 87s are better hands to call. Still i would be reluctant to call 87s in sb due to huge raise size

      Squeezing here with broadways is mostly as a bluff. Kj and kq are similar in this respect.