[NL2-NL10] Ajs vs Flush

    • Sarkov
      Sarkov
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      Another lost hand

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP+1: $0.80
      CO: $2.98
      BTN: $4.58
      SB: $4.14
      BB: $2.97
      UTG: $2.17
      UTG+1: $1.69
      UTG+2: $1.19
      Hero (MP): $1.90

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has A:heart: J:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.02, fold, fold, fold, SB calls $0.01, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.06, 3 players) A:diamond: 7:spade: 2:spade:
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.06, SB calls $0.06, fold

      Turn: ($0.18, 2 players) 8:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.18, SB calls $0.18

      River: ($0.54, 2 players) K:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.64 and is all-in, SB calls $1.64

      Hero shows A:heart: J:heart: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 62%, Flop 53%, Turn 73%)
      SB shows 5:spade: 3:spade: (Flush, King High) (Pre 38%, Flop 47%, Turn 27%)
      SB wins $3.69
  • 4 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Preflop: Open Limping is almost always a bad play. My suggestion is for you to read some of the Basic No Limit BSS strategy articles for basic preflop strategies.

      We want to raise here with our hand for a few reasons
      1) Isolation - We rather play against fewer opponents since it's just easier to win. We get sucked out less often with our value hand, hand reading is more straight forward, and it's easier to bluff
      2) Value and Building the pot - Raising builds the pots up

      as played, I would bet Flop and Turn. I don't like betting River when the flush completes. He'll be very reluctant to call with worse one-pair hands and he may even have some flushes himself.

      Thanks.
    • Sarkov
      Sarkov
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      Nice! I'll try to implement isolation and checks/fold if flush on the river and I have just one pair!
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      You should consciously ask yourself why you are betting.

      Reasons for betting:
      1) Gain value from worse hands
      2) Bluff out better hands

      On the River I believe you were value betting. But when the scary card hits, he is going to be scared away a lot. So you probably end up getting called by stronger hands only more often than not.
    • Sarkov
      Sarkov
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      Cheers. Understood!