[NL2-NL10] Nl5 Fr A9

    • FactoriusX
      Joined: 18.09.2010 Posts: 70
      Full Tilt Poker $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players -

      Hero (BTN): $5.32
      SB: $2.27
      BB: $1.89
      CO: $5.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with 9:heart: A:spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.20, SB calls $0.18, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.60) 9:diamond: 2:heart: 4:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.35, SB calls $0.35, BB calls $0.25

      Turn: ($1.65) A:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $1.12, SB calls $1.12, BB folds

      River: ($3.89) 6:club: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.60 all in, Hero calls $0.60
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey FactoriusX,

      Usually with 2 shortstackers in the blinds I would open-raise a little smaller. 2.5x will do.

      I like flop-raise, I would make it $0.40.

      Turn is actually a bad card for you, both in the sense that diamond-draws are a legitimate part of either villain's range, and also because if either opponent did hold a worse 9x they are going to hate this turn card and not call a larger bet.

      Therefore, best turn option is to bet a lot smaller. We are talking $0.60 or so, and fold to a raise. Another alternative would be to check back here and go for value on the river, but I think it's good to bet to avoid giving free cards to any random diamonds out there.