[NL20-NL50] NL50SH: A5s

    • kosmonaut111
      Joined: 26.01.2009 Posts: 715
      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BB: $29 (58 bb)
      UTG: $50.95 (101.9 bb)
      SB: $51.50 (103 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $57.61 (115.2 bb)
      CO: $52.32 (104.6 bb)
      MP: $113.53 (227.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 5 A
      UTG raises to $1, 2 folds, Hero calls $1, SB folds, BB raises to $4, UTG calls $3, Hero calls $3

      Flop: ($12.25) T 7 2 (3 players)
      BB bets $4.50, UTG calls $4.50, Hero raises to $16.60, BB raises to $25 and is all-in, UTG folds, Hero calls $8.40

      Turn: ($66.75) Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($66.75) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      3bettor is unknown 12 hands only, so far stats are 8/0. Original raiser is 25/25 over 16 hands. He posted BB when sitting in, so he could be a fish.
      Preflop I think it is ok to call A5s IP (the plaeyers behind are not that agressive). Also when UTG called small 3b, I think I get the odds.
      What do you think about the flop. Is calling better as I get good odds and I have position+draw to nuts?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      With a combo draw im definitely raising. With a nut flush draw you could argue both ways. Calling could be good due to cheap odds plus we get to dominate worse flushes if we call and both you and another guy hit on the turn.

      UTG doesnt seem too strong though when he called, and BB leads out so small plus he is a shortstack. I actually think raising is fine here, taking these 2 factors into account, perhaps even better than calling.

      Nice hand.