[NL20-NL50] [NL50] AA vs unknown raise

    • ains21
      Joined: 04.06.2011 Posts: 303

      Just wondering what you default play would be in a spot like this? Really dry board, we bet and get called, and complete unknown (first hand) makes a raise. Do you fold it here thinking he has only 2p+? Do you call flop and re-evaluate turn? Do you ever shove to stack JJ+/AT (can we ever read less)?

      P.S I know people think my PF sizing is strange, but my reasoning is that my edge over other players is always greater post flop, and that so many regs play a good pre-flop game but exploitable post-flop, that I'd rather keep SPR low and be able to call more 3bs etc.

      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $50.75 (101.5 bb)
      BB: $50 (100 bb)
      CO: $43.99 (88 bb)
      MP: $19.07 (38.1 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $50 (100 bb)
      SB: $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A A
      Hero raises to $1.29, MP calls $1.29, CO folds, BTN calls $1.29, 2 folds

      Flop: ($4.62) 7 4 T (3 players)
      Hero bets $3.29, MP calls $3.29, BTN raises to $11.70, Hero ???
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      Raise sizing pre is dependent on your style, ranges and opponents so it's not something I would judge from one hand. You should definitely have an OK idea of why you are doing it and if it works.

      Regarding this hand on the flop, it looks like a clear fold to me. You bet a solid amount, you get MP to call and then BU still raises. This is almost never a bluff. 99% it's value because BU is commited against MP and you also rep great strength when cbetting from UTG.