[NL2-NL10] AJ in SB vs preflop

    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 112.5 BB (VPIP: 13.79, PFR: 10.34, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 59)
      Hero (SB): 303.5 BB
      BB: 123.5 BB (VPIP: 29.17, PFR: 4.17, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24)
      UTG: 47.5 BB (VPIP: 11.90, PFR: 8.90, 3Bet Preflop: 1.83, Hands: 299)
      UTG+1: 134 BB (VPIP: 13.04, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)
      UTG+2: 105.5 BB (VPIP: 10.69, PFR: 9.16, 3Bet Preflop: 4.76, Hands: 132)
      MP: 164 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 5.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)
      MP+1: 62.5 BB (VPIP: 22.86, PFR: 17.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 36)
      CO: 171 BB (VPIP: 21.23, PFR: 0.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 148)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:heart: A:club:

      UTG raises to 2 BB, fold, fold, MP calls 2 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 1.5 BB, fold

      Flop: (7 BB, 3 players) 7:spade: A:diamond: K:spade:
      Hero bets 4.5 BB, UTG raises to 45.5 BB and is all-in, fold, fold

      UTG wins 15.5 BB

      I really shouldn't play AJo against an UTG raise should I?

      It was a small raise so I called. When the flop hit I thought my best option was to bet and fold out any underpairs. I though if he cbet I'd have to fold. As played I definitely think he had AK.
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Edukator,

      Preflop: This hand does not play well multiway/OOP especially against a UTG raise from a short/tight guy so folding or even 3-betting are better options.

      Postflop: Why would you want to fold out worse hands, like underpairs? If he cbet why would you have to fold? If you have to fold why would you even call to begin with? ;)
    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      Ok...now I'm confused. lol

      If he cbets there you think I should call? He could be cbetting with underpairs or a King but my question when I have to all a bet is what do I do if he bets again on the next street? In this case I really feel I have to fold on the turn if he bets again, so that's why I folded.

      That's why I bet hoping he folded. It's the only way I could see winning the pot. :P
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Edukator99
      Ok...now I'm confused. lol

      If he cbets there you think I should call? He could be cbetting with underpairs or a King but my question when I have to all a bet is what do I do if he bets again on the next street? In this case I really feel I have to fold on the turn if he bets again, so that's why I folded.

      That's why I bet hoping he folded. It's the only way I could see winning the pot. :P
      See the problem is the call preflop, not necessarily the play postflop.

      If you can't see yourself playing with a flopped TP what's left for your hand to flop that you will be happy with? Nothing really.

      So fold preflop.

      Now, as played, I would ck/call flop and take it from there but most likely folding the turn.