[NL2-NL10] NL4 A5s

    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      BU stats 32/16 AF:5 after 25 hands.

      BB stats 20/9 AF:1,6 after 87 hands.

      Flop: decided to slowplay vs loose BU and BB. BU bets small, so I think he is weak.

      River: I bet for value, when he raises it's really hard to put him on a hand. He checked back on the turn, so he either has a slowplayed FH or he has QJ and some crazy bluffs. Still I don't think I can ever fold here, because I need 33% equity.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 5, A.
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, BU calls $0.12, SB folds, BB calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.38) T, 3, 9 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BU bets $0.18, BB folds, Hero calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.74) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      River: ($0.74) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, BU raises to $2.21, Hero raises to $3.76, BU calls $0.27.

      Final Pot: $6.98.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, ace high(5c Ac).
      BU shows a full-house, tens full of nines(Ts 9s).

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high(5c Ac).
      BU wins with a full-house, tens full of nines(Ts 9s).
  • 4 replies
    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826

      I'm betting this flop all day long - you don't wanna see scare cards, you want FDs to pay and your hand is not invincible. You can start slowplaying when you flop FH. Anything else than that is a vbet for sure. Also, this is a multiway pot - you must bet to get value.

      River: as played, you have to call as you underrepresented your hand.

      But I think the biggest mistake is slowplay. You will miss tons of value vs fishes if you slowplay.
    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      I agree with you, Dawidas888. In general I don't like slowplaying, but this time I thought it's better to slowplay vs their loose ranges. Although the best line here is to bet/bet/bet.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Both fishes seem to be passive so just pot every street and hope they have something which can call u down.

      Vs the river raise on a pairing card its close between a call or a reraise. You are losing to fullhouses and quads after all so it really depends on how many worse flushes he could have in his range.
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      I'd go for bet/call on river, if fish is really passive and nitty, then even bet/fold is an option. Depends.

      Just bet flop and turn yourself, it's better way to extract value from them.