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[NL2-NL10] NL2SH - AA river decision

    • Oly0909
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 856
      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      BB: $2.25 (112.5 bb)
      MP: $2.54 (127 bb)

      CO: $1.89 (94.5 bb)
      BTN: $1.97 (98.5 bb)
      Hero (SB): $2.51 (125.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A A
      MP calls $0.02, CO calls $0.02, BTN folds, Hero raises to $0.10, BB folds, MP calls $0.08, CO calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.32) J 8 8 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.22, MP calls $0.22, CO folds

      Turn: ($0.76) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.53, MP calls $0.53

      River: ($1.82) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.66 and is all-in, MP calls $1.66

      $5.14 pot ($0.34 rake)
      Final Board: J 8 8 7 3
      MP showed 8 4 and won $4.80 ($2.29 net)
      Hero mucked A A and lost (-$2.51 net)

      Preflop: My standard raise is 3BB+1 per limper
      Flop: I'm betting for value and protection.
      Turn: Probably worst card completes FD & SD. Still he could be on Jx, TT/99 so I decided to bet/fold.
      River: It's a blank and now I know he will not bet worse hand but can still call with worse, so between check/folding and betting I opted for betting.

      F2Steal BB|SB|3bet|Fold3bet|4bet
      Cbet Flop|Turn|Fold2Cbet Flop|Turn
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: i would make it 4bb + 1bb per limper in looser games. Nl2 tends to be extremely loose.

      I think river is close between checkfold and bet. The looser the opponent (higher the WTSD), the more inclined you should be to bet. Havig A would also make betting better since it would be less likely for villain to have a club flush.

      To ensure that villain's range remains wide, i would halfpot both the trn and river and fold if raised. Your huge turn and river bets may end up isolating u vs straights and flushes.