[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH - A5o: playing AXo against donkey

    • Lunitis
      Lunitis
      Gold
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,135
      69/6
      0.5 af
      0% fold bb vs steal (3)
      31% fold vs cbet
      33% wwsf
      33 hands



      CO: $22.59 (45.2 bb)
      BTN: $48.25 (96.5 bb)
      Hero (SB): $51 (102 bb)
      BB: $24.89 (49.8 bb)
      UTG: $63.06 (126.1 bb)
      MP: $14.06 (28.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 5:club: A:diamond:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BB calls $1

      Flop: ($3) T:heart: 8:spade: T:spade: (2 players)
      Hero ?

      2 quetions
      Do you like this steal?
      He wont fold often pre-flop neither flops, and my hand dont hit much showdown value..
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,908
      Hiya,

      Preflop steal should be fine given that he is passive and you get to showdown reasonably often with a hand that is slightly ahead of his flatting range here plus you'll play better when you hit anyway so you get value in the long run.

      The plan vs him is not to bluff him but simply raise better hands than he calls and get to showdown. If you have the better equity pre and no bets are put in you win. This is close to that situation because such a passive player will bet when he has a good hand so you can fold anyway but when you check it down you make money on average.
    • Lunitis
      Lunitis
      Gold
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,135
      OK.
      And what if the donkey is agressive and likes to float? Its a pre-flop fold or you still think we should open all aces?
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,908
      Originally posted by Lunitis
      OK.
      And what if the donkey is agressive and likes to float? Its a pre-flop fold or you still think we should open all aces?
      If he is aggro I would fold but not raise/fold as much.. basically, I would tighten up my opening range to be able to play back with a higher frequency (fold less) and small offsuit aces are hands I would usually start folding unless he folds to 4bets.