[NL2-NL10] NL2 Zoom ATs on BU iso-raise

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $2.31 (115.5 bb)
      SB: $2.08 (104 bb)
      BB: $2.74 (137 bb)
      UTG: $5.84 (292 bb)
      MP: $2 (100 bb)
      CO: $2.44 (122 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with T A
      UTG calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.19) A 2 Q (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.12, UTG calls $0.12

      Turn: ($0.43) J (2 players)
      UTG bets $0.12, Hero calls $0.12

      River: ($0.67) 7 (2 players)
      UTG bets $2.04, Hero folds

      $0.67 pot ($0.02 rake)
      Final Board: A 2 Q J 7
      Hero mucked T A and lost (-$0.32 net)
      UTG mucked and won $0.65 ($0.33 net)

      Villain is unknown.

      PF: I iso-raise w ATs and can play in position profitably.

      Flop: Bet my TP for value vs Ax (he limped so I think he has quite a number of Ax w worse kickers), Qx and also maybe K high and also A high flush draws which he's playing passively.

      Turn: He donks out on the 3rd spade and it kinda sucks. Feels like he's kinda inducing me but also at the same time I think a scared hand kind of blocker. I called to evaluate River

      River: I think he has the flush most of the time so I just fold.

      Let's say he puts up a 1/2 pot bet instead, I don't think I'm beating enough to call profitably. If that's the case, should I have just folded to his bet on the Turn? Feels abit weak though folding to 1/4 bets.
  • 2 replies
    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      We could argue for a bit bigger bet on the flop, but there are no OESD possible, only a ton of gutshots, so it should be fine.

      I think calling the turn is marginal. There aren't many hands we beat here. So, as you said, even if we call, we are folding to a bet even on a blank card (and if the river is a T, A, K -- it could cost us a stack).
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      U played it fine. Even if he halfpotted the turn i would still call and reevaluate river.
      He could easily be trying to rep the flush with a striaght draw. To fold here u need a read that he is passice.