[NL20-NL50] A2s from the blinds

    • yaxkukmian
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      CO 175 hands 18/ 13/ 18 stl from CO/ 83 cbet
      SB 369 hands 12/8 /76 fold from sb

      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (BB): $20.03 (100.2 bb)
      UTG: $8.74 (43.7 bb)
      MP: $7.22 (36.1 bb)
      CO: $20.30 (101.5 bb)
      BTN: $11.97 (59.9 bb)
      SB: $6.88 (34.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A 2
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.60, BTN folds, SB calls $0.50, Hero calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.80) K 3 4 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $1.30, SB folds, Hero calls $1.30

      Turn: ($4.40) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks

      River: ($4.40) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.80, CO calls $2.80

      $10 pot ($0.50 rake)
      Final Board: K 3 4 A 7
      Hero mucked A 2 and won $9.50 ($4.80 net)
      CO showed A 5 and lost (-$4.70 net)

      Was thinking about c/r flop => 9+3 outs (maybe even +3 A). That's probably enough to go broke on this flop.

      My line was to c/c flop and then c again T. That's probably a bad line since we lose lots of equity if we miss and we can't c/c so much.

      R donk was meant for Kx hands.

      Should I play more aggressively this kind of hands? Although CO is quite tight and likes to cbet so we might even c/r semi bluff with better hand. What if he calls our c/r and blank T comes like 8 :heart: do we barrel 1/2 pot?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Yaxkukmian,

      Whether you should play aggressively with draws depends on where most of your value comes from. Does it come from fold-equity or from implied-odds? Against 2 very tight opponents your value clearly comes from implied-odds and also direct-odds to an extent since you are multi-way.

      Playing passively is likely the best option here.

      River bet is good, sizing is decent (maybe even a touch smaller is good), villains most likely holding is a Kx.