[NL2-NL10] Nl5 Zoom At

    • elchipriota
      Joined: 06.06.2012 Posts: 438
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $10.85 (217 bb)
      UTG: $13.65 (273 bb)
      MP: $2.61 (52.2 bb)
      CO: $0.70 (14 bb)
      BTN: $4.80 (96 bb)
      SB: $5.30 (106 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T A
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.05, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, MP calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.42) K 5 A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, MP calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.02) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.76, MP calls $0.76

      River: ($2.54) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.27, MP folds

      $2.54 pot ($0.12 rake)
      Final Board: K 5 A A Q
      Hero mucked T A and won $2.42 ($1.16 net)
      MP mucked and lost (-$1.26 net)


      Question 1: With me being OOP with a limper I feel a raise is better than a call to end the pot there or at least have initiative post flop. Good play/bad play?

      Question 2: By the river I really but villain on flushdraw or on a weak Ax. Should I be raising for value or should I be checking to induce a bluff or maybe a perceived value bet by his side?

  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      1) I would be less inclined to raise OOP. But then again I think AT is ahead of his limping range and we can just raise purely for value.

      2) I think betting is great. Of course my assumptions are that he raises AJ-AK really often, and limp/calls with many worse Aces. Betting becomes even greater if we think he never folds KX.

      I would consider c/c with a weaker Ace. but AT feels too strong to turn into a bluff catcher so I think we should just bet for value.