[NL20-NL50] nl20Sh A9

    • RasTweet
      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      Hey guys

      SB: 40/32 after 59 hands

      Pre: Easy open w/ a fish in the blinds

      Flop: Not sure if I'm liking the bet because he's a fish and is very likely to continue.

      Turn: I don't want to keep bluffing fish so I like checking.

      River: Not the best A to peel off but I think I can have the best hand here. He bets small so I don't have to be good that often.

      Prima, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      CO: $29.81 (149 bb)
      BTN: $25.13 (125.7 bb)
      SB: $16.17 (80.9 bb)
      BB: $20.98 (104.9 bb)
      Hero (MP): $27.85 (139.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A 9
      Hero raises to $0.60, 2 folds, SB calls $0.50, BB folds

      Flop: ($1.40) T 7 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.80, SB calls $0.80

      Turn: ($3) 3 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($3) A (2 players)
      SB bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70

      $4.40 pot ($0.22 rake)
      Final Board: T 7 4 3 A
      SB showed A J and won $4.18 ($2.08 net)
      Hero mucked A 9 and lost (-$2.10 net)


  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      For me A9o is not an easy open even with a fish in the blinds. We have 2 competent players behind us and if they flat, we lose money with our A9o so we need to win more from the fish than we lose vs them. Very hard to estimate but definitely keep it in mind.

      Postflop, I think you can bet once and give up but I would bet larger. Most often I expect the extra 1/2-1bb to have enough of an impact although it might not be the case always. That's up to you to assess. On the river I would also find it hard to fold. Since even when hitting your TP eventually, you have a tough time, you need to win very often when you both miss. It just so happened that here you both missed and still couldn't win so it makes me rethink how good it is to open preflop. I think hands that flop somewhat better draw equity like J7s will show a better profit than A9o, hand which I doubt to be profitable all together from MP.