[NL2-NL10] Was it a fold on the flop?

    • lupara
      lupara
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.09.2010 Posts: 56
      Pacific, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      SB: $1.74 (87 bb)
      Hero (BB): $3.91 (195.5 bb)
      MP: $0.23 (11.5 bb)
      CO: $2.13 (106.5 bb) (18/14/5.1/6.1, hands 1.2k)
      BTN: $2.03 (101.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q A
      MP calls $0.02, CO raises to $0.06, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.18, MP folds, CO calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.39) 4 A 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.29, CO raises to $1.16, Hero raises to $3.73 and is all-in, CO calls $0.79 and is all-in

      Turn: ($4.29) 5 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($4.29) T (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      $4.29 pot ($0.26 rake)
      Final Board: 4 A 2 5 T
      Hero showed Q A and lost (-$2.13 net)
      CO showed 2 2 and won $4.03 ($1.90 net)
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      hi.

      Preflop: I think you can consider flatting here instead of 3betting vs a tighter guy. MY guess is that he's opening 18-20% from the CO so a 3bet here might be a little thin.

      Flop: Once you flop TPTK I don't see how you can get away from your hand. If you are thinking about bet/folding here, then you shouldn't even 3bet in the first place.

      Would you bet/fold AK here? I Don't think that's a good play. Same applies for AQ vs a wider range - You can assume that CO usually 4bets AK preflop so he either has sets or worse Aces.
    • lupara
      lupara
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.09.2010 Posts: 56
      Hi,

      I thought on the flop, a cbet should tell me where exactly he is with terms of his cards.

      But once he 4bets, I thought he is playing with a AQ or AJ hand, as 2 pair on that flop were out of question, I don't think he would have called my pre flop bet with A2 or A4.

      As for his set, I am not sure, if one should call a re - raise with <77, so I didn't put him on a set and hence shoved.

      And for general information sake, should I call a re - raise (3 times his raise in this case) if I have 77 or below?


      Thanks!
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      I agree with your analysis to a large extent about people not defending too many pocket pairs.

      However, this is NL2, so I think the average opponent calls 22+ vs 3bets way more often than they should. Should you fold AQ here though? I don't think so. I see people overplaying AT/AJ all the time in these situations and you have the 2nd best kicker so I don't think you can fold.