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[NL2-NL10] nl10sh AJs IP 3bet pot . flop top two

    • EnterG
      Joined: 26.01.2010 Posts: 632
      Boss, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      MP: $22.32 (223.2 bb)
      CO: $4.70 (47 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10.21 (102.1 bb)
      SB: $11.59 (115.9 bb)
      BB: $8.06 (80.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A J
      MP raises to $0.35, CO calls $0.35, Hero raises to $1.25, 2 folds, MP calls $0.90, CO folds

      Flop: ($3) A 2 J (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $1.80, MP calls $1.80

      Turn: ($6.60) 5 (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $2.80, MP raises to $19.27 and is all-in, Hero calls $4.36 and is all-in

      River: ($20.92) 2 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      $20.92 pot ($1.06 rake)
      Final Board: A 2 J 5 2
      MP showed 5 5 and won $19.86 ($9.65 net)
      Hero showed A J and lost (-$10.21 net)

      Opponent is kinda fish-passive,only 50hands . Stats so far :
      vpip 66/pfr 28/fold to 3bet pre 25/af 1.4/wts 34/w$sd 64.Should i play my hand different ?Should i fold the turn ? Bet sizes ?

      Thanks !
  • 2 replies
    • Apurvam
      Joined: 09.03.2013 Posts: 14
      Well, he is kinda loose-passive (high VPIP, high WtS, low AF). They like to call with worse, they rarely try to bluff, semi-bluff with mediocre hand.

      The best decision, in my opinion, would be to fold on turn. He definitely feels very strong, your 2P isn't good enough.
      What can you do? Fish hit. Fold, move on.

      P.S. I would probably call as you did (it's really hard to fold, especially when we invested so much in pot).
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: I think calling here is fine. AJs plays so much better especially when you have position in multiway pots as compared to AJo.

      Flop: No way im ever folding here, especially not on that turn. In villain's shoes I would often check/raise all-in with hands like AQ mostly as a protection play. The pot is already so big, the caller can be committed with so many draws on the Turn, and so many river cards are just ugly for the caller