Should I have called this player on tilt?

    • lupara
      Joined: 13.09.2010 Posts: 56
      Pacific, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $0.82 (41 bb)
      Hero (SB): $2.66 (133 bb)
      BB: $5.57 (278.5 bb)
      UTG: $2.44 (122 bb)
      MP: $1 (50 bb)
      CO: $0.78 (39 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A 8
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.04, Hero raises to $0.08, BB folds, BTN raises to $0.12, Hero raises to $0.36, BTN raises to $0.82 and is all-in, Hero calls $0.46

      Flop: ($1.66) 2 T 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($1.66) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($1.66) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $1.66 pot ($0.10 rake)
      Final Board: 2 T 3 J K
      BTN showed Q 2 and won $1.56 ($0.74 net)
      Hero showed A 8 and lost (-$0.82 net)
  • 3 replies
    • fastliketiger
      Joined: 02.12.2010 Posts: 15
      as a general rule of thumb when 4 and 5 betting you have to know before you do it what your plan is whether the opponent shoves or calls. stack size is the most important factor here - if your 5betting for value (which is the only 5bet you can profitably do vs his stack size) then you obviously want him to shove as you think his range is far behind yours (which it was). FYI; when he shoves your getting 4.6:1 and even if he had KK here you'd be roughly 3:1 to win; the ONLY time you could fold here is if you see his cards and he has EXACTLY AA as that is the only hand you are not getting the odds to call against. with an ace blocker we are obv getting it in.

      just keep in mind this is quite thin value and could prove to be extremely high variance. might be better to fold and find a better spot :)
    • JCSeerup
      Joined: 14.12.2010 Posts: 1,039
      Why 4b and commit you self to the pot against a short stack with A8, this seems awful imo.
    • patszerdonk
      Joined: 19.05.2011 Posts: 834
      Should I have called these players on tilt?