[NL2-NL10] NL4 SH, A9o vs passive opponent

    • dienaszaglis
      Joined: 12.06.2008 Posts: 999
      $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Holdem
      4 Players
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      HERO (CO) ($6.36) 159bb
      BTN ($6.14) 154bb
      SB ($5.38) 135bb
      BB ($2.42) 61bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.06, 4 players) HERO is CO 9:spade: A:heart:
      HERO raises to $0.12, 2 folds, BB calls $0.08

      Flop: A:club: 10:spade: 4:heart: ($0.26, 2 players)
      BB bets $0.18, HERO calls $0.18

      Turn: 9:heart: ($0.62, 2 players)
      BB bets $0.29, HERO calls $0.29

      River: 6:club: ($1.20, 2 players)
      BB checks, HERO bets $0.57, BB folds

      Villain: 23/9, 3B: 2.5, AF: 1.3, SD: 38, 234h

      Pretty standard.

      Folding is definitely too weak. He could be donking with worse ace anyway.

      With 1/2 pot bet he`s not really representing AT, should I raise here and try to get it in? However, as passive as he, I can`t expect him to shove AJ. Anyway, he`s short, so this play would not be too bad.

      As played, I think he`s capable calling a shove with Ax.
  • 2 replies
    • Dracsharp
      Joined: 22.01.2010 Posts: 2,478
      I would play the same in standard play and raise him on the river if he bets again, if he doesn't he probably not calling a turn raise either, and betting once on the river is going to be better against those marginal hands than raising the turn.

      I would only raise on the turn if his river aggro is low and he still has a high wtsd, which i guess is true now.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Diena,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: I prefer raising that turn even if it's small for two reasons:

      A) he has lots of hands that can play for stacks and we beat.
      B) some of the hands that could call a raise may not put a lot more money in (let's say weak Ax just ck/calls river, or draws ck/fold).

      I would make it 2-2.5x at most.