[NL2-NL10] AA vs laggy maniac

    • riskcore
      Joined: 07.07.2011 Posts: 81
      Prima, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 3 Players
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      Hero (SB): $15.02 (150.2 bb)
      BB: $11.12 (111.2 bb)
      BTN: $11.23 (112.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A A
      BTN calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, BB folds, BTN calls $0.30

      Flop: ($0.90) T 2 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.90, BTN calls $0.90

      Turn: ($2.70) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.70, BTN calls $2.70

      River: ($8.10) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $7.23 and is all-in, Hero calls $7.23

      $22.56 pot ($0.65 rake)
      Final Board: T 2 2 J 7
      Hero showed A A and lost (-$11.23 net)
      BTN showed 2 2 and won $21.91 ($10.68 net)

      opponent was a 40/23 35% AG FCB 33 WTSD 62% over 43 hands, should i have shoved myself??? I put him on nothing, he definately didnt have TT/JJ
      can i ever fold to this bet,I doubt he pushes allin as a bluff very often, generally prefer making small bluffs
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Riskcore,

      Preflop: looks fine but against a big fish we should isolate bigger oop (I'd say at least 5x)

      Postflop: Over what sample are his stats? If it's a bigger sample I'd also check how often he bets versus a missed cbet (or look at our history and try to remember if he bets a lot) and look to go for a ck/raise.

      As played I think that you played the flop and turn really well and the river is debatable on what we've seen the guy do so far.

      First, do you expect him to shove a worse hand for value?
      Second, have we seen him bluff, or is he aggro on the river?

      Considering that we have the Ac we block a lot of his flushes and him shoving on the river is representing either a full house or a strong flush and thus I would be tempted to call (seems a bit aggro, could still have some bluffs/floats, we block many FDs).
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      would be good to know how aggressive he is on the river. If he plays aggro on all streets, then it's better to call this down. if he is aggro then that was perfect play, on river ch/calling makes him to bluff some random hands he could have.