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[NL2-NL10] A3s from BB

    • delete461
      Joined: 04.07.2008 Posts: 1,036
      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , 3:spade:
      4 folds, CO calls $0.10, BU folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.30) 5:spade: , T:club: , 4:heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $0.10, SB calls $0.10, Hero calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.60) A:heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.40, CO calls $0.40, SB folds.

      River: ($1.40) Q:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, CO raises to $1.40, Hero raises to $1.40 (All-In).

      Final Pot: $4.20

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of aces (As 3s)
      CO shows two pairs, queens and fives (5d Qs)

      CO wins with two pairs, queens and fives (5d Qs)
  • 3 replies
    • DeKuip
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,995
      Check/fold all the way.
      You can't call the flopbet with your Gutshot Straight Draw. You get 5:1 pot odds and you only have 4 outs. That means you have 10.75:1 odds.

      On the turn you hit your Ace but you have a crap kicker. So you can't bet here and should play c/f again. Same on the river.
    • delete461
      Joined: 04.07.2008 Posts: 1,036
      I may have been tilting at this point - was near the end of a long session, but I got too excited I think by the gutshot, overcard and runner-runner flush draw - gave myself 7 outs inc. aces hence 3:1 odds, and the minbet by CO postflop smelled a lot like a bluff. In hindsight calling it is the last thing I should have done I guess, either check/fold or reraise him
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Well, having Ax hand with x being some weak kicker you have to be able to fold your top pair. Ax suited are probably only good if hitting nut flush draw, else it's just a fold.

      The call on the flop was ok since you had decent odds on your gutshot (maybe not the direct ones but still lot of implieds and you were last to act). An ace gives you a hand you want to see a cheap showdown, but not invest all your money on - it's breaks the spirit of sss, but well. Freeplay is freeplay.