[NL2-NL10] SB with A2s

    • ThatGuyMatt
      ThatGuyMatt
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.12.2010 Posts: 3,758
      Villain is 41/13 over 125 hands & 100% Fold to CBet 3/3

      Only a small sample I'm aware but a 3B here is acceptable or ?

      If I think more into the hand, I'm not bluffing as I'm not going to get any better hands to Fold, so it's acceptable to Semi-bluff here as we have equity right?

      Now, once he Raises us, I'm stuck. I would usually instant shove, but I'm not the biggest winner so decided that wouldn't be the best move as I'm going to nearly always be behind there if called by Stronger Ax.

      So is my Call & then x/f turn fine?

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $14.94 (298.8 bb)
      BTN: $6.84 (136.8 bb)
      Hero (SB): $5.59 (111.8 bb)
      BB: $5.07 (101.4 bb)
      MP: $1.61 (32.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A 2
      MP folds, CO raises to $0.15, BTN folds, Hero raises to $0.50, BB folds, CO calls $0.35

      Flop: ($1.05) A Q 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, CO raises to $1.70, Hero calls $1.10

      Turn: ($4.45) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $4.25, Hero folds

      Results:
      $4.45 pot ($0.18 rake)
      Final Board: A Q 9 T
      CO mucked and won $4.27 ($2.07 net)
      Hero mucked A 2 and lost (-$2.20 net)
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Matt,

      Preflop: I'm not a big fan of 3-bet bluffing a fish. By default fishy guys call a lot and especially Ax hands. So we will see many flops OOp with a dominated hand.

      So against fishy guys, until we know more about them, I only 3-bet an extended value range (let's say AJo+, ATs+, KQs, TT+) and avoid bluffs or at least choose hands that aren't as dominated like 67s.

      As played i think that bet/calling is best as we are almost always behind there. Stacking off is fine if villain can do that as a bluff often or stacks off with a lot more worse hands/draws.