[NL2-NL10] NL5 - BTN with A9s

    • ThatGuyMatt
      ThatGuyMatt
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.12.2010 Posts: 3,758
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      Call or 3B?

      How to play the flop?

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $5.43 (108.6 bb)
      SB: $4.88 (97.6 bb)
      BB: $9.19 (183.8 bb)
      UTG: $13.72 (274.4 bb)
      MP: $9.49 (189.8 bb)
      CO: $7.11 (142.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A 9
      UTG raises to $0.15, MP folds, CO calls $0.15, Hero calls $0.15, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.52) A K 3 (3 players)
      UTG checks, CO bets $0.05, Hero raises to $0.40, UTG folds, CO calls $0.35

      Turn: ($1.32) 6 (2 players)
      CO bets $0.05, Hero raises to $1, CO calls $0.95

      River: ($3.32) 8 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      Results:
      $3.32 pot ($0.14 rake)
      Final Board: A K 3 6 8
      Hero mucked A 9 and lost (-$1.55 net)
      CO showed T A and won $3.18 ($1.63 net)
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Matt,

      Preflop: With this hand you can go either way preflop because of position. 3-betting will definitely make it easier to play and you will most likely show a profit right away (from collecting the pot). OOP I'd prefer a 3-bet but IP I don't mind the call.

      Postflop: As played I like our raise for thin value on both flop and turn and we should look to check the river back if we miss the 9 or flush draw.

      Well played.