[NL20-NL50] Nl20 Aa

    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Pacific, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      CO: $20 (100 bb)
      BTN: $20 (100 bb)
      Hero (SB): $23.82 (119.1 bb)
      BB: $16.11 (80.6 bb)
      UTG: $35.11 (175.5 bb)
      MP: $44.09 (220.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A A
      UTG raises to $0.80, 3 folds, Hero raises to $2.40, BB folds, UTG calls $1.60

      Flop: ($5) T 9 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.75, UTG calls $3.75

      Turn: ($12.50) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $9.57, UTG calls $9.57

      River: ($31.64) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $8.10 and is all-in, UTG calls $8.10

      Results:
      $47.84 pot ($2.39 rake)
      Final Board: T 9 7 Q 9
      Hero showed A A and lost (-$23.82 net)
      UTG showed 7 7 and won $45.45 ($21.63 net)


      Villain has reggy stats. Is it okay to get it in?
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hi,

      Since you are somewhat deep you can consider 3betting to about 2.60 preflop. Afterwards, you can also think about postflop sizing in a different way. Do you want to bet 3 streets on this texture or just 2? You can cbet on the smaller side, but the texture is not the best for that imo so I would bet big on the flop and slightly overbet shove turn. I expect Qx to call and you might convince hands like JT to also call. As played, I think your opponent is commited to calling any JT type hand so seems like a value bet.
    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Is there a better way to play this hand such that I give myself a chance to fold? Or best play is bet flop, shove turn?
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      When you are thinking about giving yourself a chance to fold what do you mean? Bet sizing is important to manipulate your range and also your opponent's but saying to give your chance to fold sounds like just being scared of losing.

      You have to consider the most profitable play, even if the edge is not that huge. In this case, you can ofc assume you face T9s, 77, TT and 99 some of the time but you also face JTs, QJs, KQs, 88 so you can get value/folds, you don't always lose.

      You can maybe think about not cbetting. It hits your opponent's range, your hand becomes mediocre and you get more value from inducing bluffs on a board where you are perceived to have a very weak hand, weaker than AA when you check/call.