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[NL20-NL50] AJ against mini raise flop

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,730
      PartyGaming - $0.25 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 100 BB
      SB: 40.08 BB
      BB: 45.92 BB
      UTG: 45.56 BB
      MP: 95.48 BB
      Hero (CO): 116.72 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has J:spade: A:heart:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, BTN calls 3 BB, fold, fold

      Flop: (7.4 BB, 2 players) 2:club: A:club: 6:club:
      Hero bets 6 BB, BTN raises to 14 BB, fold

      BTN wins 18.44 BB

      7 hands on him.

      Tough spot, so I fold. I did bet nearly pot size to avoid bluff raise, and to protect from fd (but how many fd call here if there is A on board? ). His mini raise confuses me, wouldnt he raise larger with set to protect?

      Should I play the same if there is no fd on flop with identical cards against unknown?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      He's unknown, you have a weak hand vs his value + bluff range, just fold. I wouldn't bet as big as you did though unless I'm trying to get value from a calling station. You dont have that read so I would bet a more usual sizing of aroun 4.5-5bb.

      Just think how you are doing against his range, you'll see the decision is quite easy here.

      Without a flushdraw it's probably still a bet/fold. If the average aggression of your opponents is high, you might not fold to a raise.. Usually at NL25 it is a fold though..