[NL2-NL10] NL2 A10o IP vs Passive

    • donroops
      Joined: 08.04.2009 Posts: 49
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG+1: $1.95 (97.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $2.66 (133 bb)
      MP1: $2.19 (109.5 bb)
      MP2: $0.63 (31.5 bb)
      Hero (MP3): $2.29 (114.5 bb)
      CO: $2 (100 bb)
      BTN: $1 (50 bb)
      SB: $0.89 (44.5 bb)
      BB: $2.54 (127 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with T A
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.14) J Q 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.08, SB calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.30) 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.30) 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.15, Hero folds

      $0.30 pot ($0.01 rake)
      Final Board: J Q 4 7 6
      Hero mucked T A and lost (-$0.14 net)
      SB mucked and won $0.29 ($0.15 net)

      Preflop - I'm raising here with A10o being near the bottom of my range into fairly tight opponents to my left barring SB who is appears passive.
      I bet 3x as standard here. Occasionally 4x.

      Flop - With one caller and a check, i think cbet is ok here. It hits my range well, though i don't plan to invest anymore into the hand. Also hits villians range though i also have 7 outs? I bet around half pot. Maybe a little more would've been better, especially against passive?

      Turn - With a blank turn i stick to the plan and pretty much give up the hand. Can a second barrel bluff here be profitable?

      River - I fold as planned with a blank river. Maybe call with a smaller river bet?

      Is my thinking right here? What else should I think about?
      I know i need to put my opponents on ranges...I tend to find this difficult.
      Any ideas on how to go about this?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Donroops,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: Your thought process is sound.

      We also need to pay attention to his stack size which is something I haven't seen you mention.

      So for example, even if we wanted to, it would be hard to justify a double barrel because of his stack.

      I do agree on the bet size and the fact that we can probably make it 9-10c but if he is fit/fold that doesn't matter.