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[NL2-NL10] NL10 - A5s

    • Philfox1985
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      was debating whether or not this was worth a river bet.

      On balance it probably was against his range, but I was concerned that his WTSD% and pre-flop range is pretty pretty low so he may not call without an ace, and he will always have a better ace (he would fold lowe prer!?)

      Seat 3: Hero ( $10.89 USD ) - VPIP: 30, PFR: 24, 3B: 7, AF: 2.7, Hands: 27963
      Seat 6: Player6 ( $3.95 USD ) - VPIP: 13, PFR: 8, 3B: 6, AF: 1.8, Hands: 76 (WTSD% 20)

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $17.55 (175.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $10.89 (108.9 bb)
      BTN: $5.04 (50.4 bb)
      SB: $18.35 (183.5 bb)
      BB: $3.95 (39.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A 5
      MP folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.65) A 8 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.40, BB calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.45) K (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1.45) J (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      $1.45 pot ($0.07 rake)
      Final Board: A 8 9 K J
      Hero showed A 5 and won $1.38 ($0.68 net)
      BB showed 9 Q and lost (-$0.70 net)
  • 3 replies
    • cutegoldfish
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      ill prefer betting the turn for value against hands like 9T TJ TQ TK

      on the river i think theres not much value left, his range is pretty tight so unless i have AJ+ i wouldnt bet on river
    • NateMilla
      Joined: 10.06.2012 Posts: 38
      A5s, how loose is the Villian in this scenario?

      A5s can make a low, dead straight, but the suit adds a few extra % points to the flush. Five top pair with ace high and there's already a straight or straight draw on the board. For any two low suited cards, possibly even a low two pair. Ace gets beaten by A6-AK.

      Personally, I don't like playing a low ace unless im deep stack tourney. Just my two cents.
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      For NateMilla: I'd say that A5 is a lot better hand to play than e.g A6-A9. You know that this hand is often dominated, but you really do have that potential for straights and your mid-pair hit is usually well hidden, so it's good to play. When it is suited, it's definitely raise here, even against bit loose villains.

      To the hand, definitely bet 2 str for value and ch-back river.