[NL2-NL10] Nl10 Aq

    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      SB is unknown.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, Q.
      2 folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.40, SB calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.8) 2, K, A (2 players)
      SB bets $0.57, Hero calls $0.57.

      Turn: ($1.94) 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.92, Hero calls $0.92.

      River: ($3.78) 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.80, Hero calls $1.80.

      Final Pot: $7.38.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(Ac Qd).
      SB shows a pair of aces(Ah 4s).

      Hero wins with a pair of aces(Ac Qd).
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Your play could be considered as "safe" and "standard" vs an unknown. However, we do know a little about this guy's tendencies and range. He is not a complete unknown, we kind of know he is probably some random fish after he limp/calls SB and donks out. I doubt he is strong too often.

      But we need to ask ourselves whether we can go for even more value. Firstly, I doubt he has a monster too often. KK/AA/AK are likelier to raise preflop. That leaves him with A2 and 22 as hands which beat us, as opposed to a whole bunch of other weaker Ax hands which are dominated by us.

      I think given the board texture, I actually prefer raising here and then just barreling my entire stack in.