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[NL2-NL10] NL10 AJo

    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
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      HAND #1
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      Party Poker, $0.05/$0.10 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
      Hand History Converter by Stoxpoker

      UTG+2: $10.60 (106 bb)
      MP1: $7.35 (73.5 bb)
      MP2: $2.79 (27.9 bb)
      MP3: $1.90 (19 bb)
      CO: $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $2.60 (26 bb)
      Hero (SB): $1.90 (19 bb)
      BB: $11.26 (112.6 bb)
      UTG+1: $10 (100 bb)

      Pre-Flop: Hero is SB with J
      UTG+1 calls $0.10, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1.90 and is all-in, 3 folds

      Results: $0.40 pot
      Hero mucked J (high card Ace) and won $0.40 ($0.30 net)


      I decided to push because if I raised accordingly I would be pot committed on any flop more or less and I am OOP.
      Is this wise to do this with AJ/KQ in the future?
  • 6 replies
    • DeKuip
      DeKuip
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,995
      You can push OOP preflop when you have to bet 33% of your stack.
      6BB of a 19BB stack isn't 33%, so I guess you should just raise this one.

      And you should play AJ/KQ the same as AA/KK. So if you push with those hands after only 2 limpers you might become readable.

      So just the basic stuff will do here.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      I like the push, I always push from blinds when facing 2+ limpers with all the raise hands from SHC.

      However, I think raising 4+1BB/limper when holding AA or KK is also not a mistake at this limits, because there's way too many players to become readable. ...at least in my opinion and from my experiences you don't have to worry about it.
    • ysessa
      ysessa
      Basic
      Joined: 11.07.2008 Posts: 1,331
      Hi Gerv,

      pushing this hand oop is not bad, you can also raise and push any flop. To the point dekuip mentioned about playing AA/KK in the same way, i personally think you don't have to balance at all before you reached nl400. So many players on this lowlimits no need to balance, just play for max ev.
    • DeKuip
      DeKuip
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,995
      Yes, I must agree with the 'being-readable' thing.
      Point is, Leo has been telling me that for ages now, so he kinda pulled me over to the other side :P

      But I think you can either raise or push here, shouldn't be such a mayor difference..
    • aaltvater
      aaltvater
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      Joined: 19.09.2007 Posts: 809
      I personally think it is a much bigger problem that as a beginner you learn to always contibet any flop, when you play advanced you learn that this is a leak and its very hard to get it out of your game, since you learned to contibet any board.
    • xylere
      xylere
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      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      Well, with 4BB openraise it is mathematically correct to cbet a lot on any limit.
      this changes with reduced openraise size

      i would say "skip cbet" decision is more opponent based