[NL2-NL10] NL2 AJo

    • Sarkov
      Sarkov
      Silver
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem
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      9 Players
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      Stacks:
      UTG ($1.26) 63bb
      Hero (UTG+1) ($2.42) 121bb
      MP1 ($0.57) 29bb
      MP2 ($0.90) 45bb
      MP3 ($0.80) 40bb
      CO ($5) 250bb
      BTN ($0.41) 21bb
      SB ($1.64) 82bb
      BB ($2) 100bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 9 players) Hero is UTG+1 J:diamond: A:club:
      1 fold, Hero calls $0.02, MP1 calls $0.02, 4 folds, SB calls $0.01, BB checks

      Flop: 10:spade: 2:spade: K:club: ($0.08, 4 players)
      SB bets $0.06, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.06, 1 fold

      Turn: 9:club: ($0.20, 2 players)
      SB bets $0.12, Hero calls $0.12

      River: 6:club: ($0.44, 2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.56, SB folds

      Final Pot: $0.44

      Hero wins $0.98 (net +$0.22)

      MP1 lost $0.02
      SB lost $0.20
      BB lost $0.02

      Did i mess up on the streets or was it a -ev action if I continue to do that in the long term?
  • 5 replies
    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Hi Sarkov

      I'm doing this evaluation for homework purposes of my NL beginners course.

      Preflop: I would fold this hand preflop as limping is a weak play and you will often be raised by better players. If you call that raise you will often be dominated or will have to play a hand out of position which is usually -EV. It is possible to raise this hand preflop from UTG+1 but it would be considered a very loose play and therefore not for beginners.

      Flop: You do not have enough odds / implied odds to call the flop. You have only 3 clean outs (Q:heart: , Q:club: , Q:diamond:) which requires you to have at least 7 : 1 pot odds. You are getting only 2.33 : 1 odds. You would need extra $0.28 if you hit which would be hard to get due to the fact that it is unraised pot. You may also be in a marginal spot if Q:spade: comes on a later street.

      Turn: same reasoning as before though here you would need even more implied odds. I think it is -EV to call and the best action would be to fold.

      River: by overbetting the river you open yourself to losses in the long run as players in NL2 like to bluffcatch. I think in the long term it is a -EV move.

      Best wishes
      Dawidas888
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Sarkov,

      Preflop: I would not recommend open limping such hands. If you want to play this hand as the first guy in you should always raise it.

      Postflop: As played we should just fold the flop.

      I think that overall it will not be very +Ev to play the hand like this, especially the preflop limp.

      AS a side note, when you leave a reply, please hit the advise judge to take another look button.
    • Sarkov
      Sarkov
      Silver
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      Thanks both.

      But what if there are people that limp before me, can I limp with that hand and with pairs?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Sarkov
      Thanks both.

      But what if there are people that limp before me, can I limp with that hand and with pairs?
      With pairs and suited aces sure. But with offsuite aces you generally don't want to limp but rather try to raise and isolate. Offsuite aces don't play great in limped/multiway pots.
    • Sarkov
      Sarkov
      Silver
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      Ok got it!