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[NL20-NL50] NL50 A9s in 3bet pot

    • AchillesBG
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,586
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $54.95 (109.9 bb)
      SB: $50.25 (100.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $62.96 (125.9 bb)
      UTG: $64 (128 bb)
      MP: $46.04 (92.1 bb)
      CO: $68.58 (137.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9:diamond: A:diamond:
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.50, CO folds, BTN raises to $2, SB folds, Hero raises to $6, MP folds, BTN calls $4

      Flop: ($12.75) K:spade: 5:diamond: 7:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $6, BTN calls $6

      Turn: ($24.75) 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $12.25, BTN calls $12.25

      River: ($49.25) K:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $30.70 and is all-in, Hero folds

      Results: $49.25 pot ($2.46 rake)
      Final Board: K:spade: 5:diamond: 7:club: 8:heart: K:diamond:
      BTN mucked and won $46.79 ($22.54 net)
      Hero mucked 9:diamond: A:diamond: and lost (-$24.25 net)


      Preflop. I think that this hand is a bit too weak to just call OOP?

      I think the flop is ok.

      On the turn? Should i double barrel without info? I pick up some equity but i`m not sure if he will fold TT/JJ. I guess it should still be ok, because he might float the flop with AJ/AQ or smth. like that?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: I think it's fine to call here. The 9 is a decent kicker, and by 3betting, we are not allowing the limping fish to come along for the ride. Remember that we should usually go out of our way to play more pots with fish as they tend to make larger mistakes postflop.

      Flop: Standard bet

      Turn: I don't like betting here as this is a coordinating card. I think the negative effects of the added coordination far exceeds the added equity that you now have from having turned the gut-shot. I also don't think people are floating this K high flop w AQ/AJ as often as you think. Unless they felt that your 3b range here is really wide.

      Maybe we now fold out 99/TT/JJ but he's now no longer folding 67s/78s/89s/68s type of hands on the Turn and we often have to fire the river again as a bluff.

      River: I'm not sure what your plan was after the Turn but anyway this is the card where you have to abort your previous plans. KX is guaranteed not to fold now. I suppose if you think he has enough Turn 2pairs or pair+straight draw then you could argue for a shove here (those hands are often counterfeited by this King)