[NL2-NL10] NL20 - AKo

    • Werkon
      Werkon
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.06.2008 Posts: 78
      Known players:
      SB:
      $20,78
      BB:
      $4,17
      MP1:
      $4,50
      Hero:
      $3,70
      MP3:
      $8,21
      CO:
      $19,60
      BU:
      $16,24

      0,1/0,2 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K:diamond: , A:heart:
      MP1 folds, Hero raises to $0,80, MP3 calls $0,80, 4 folds.

      Flop: ($1,90) 3:heart: , J:diamond: , T:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1,20, MP3 raises to $2,40, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $5,50

      Was it OK to fold here ? I think I found my leak there, I'm really not sure about these situations.
  • 4 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Yes, I would fold here as well and save some money. Lets see what judges advice in such situation.
    • AndriusLT
      AndriusLT
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.09.2007 Posts: 189
      Actually I would re raise all in. You have invested almost half of your stack so I would pushed and hoped to catch Q for straight or maybe Ace or King would be enough.

      Question to judges: What could mean his min raise in such situation? Strong hand, raise for information, draw, bluff?

      Thanks in advance.
    • VTomukas
      VTomukas
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.12.2007 Posts: 251
      From mine experience in NL20 it can mean anything :) Just I would exclude informational raise - because of the stack size Hero has left. But more often you will face a made card there - so w/o info (that is crucial in decisions like there) I would fold.

      But I speak as a Full Stack player :) May be different in SSS.
    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Firstly answering Andrius' question: i have no idea. I mean, he's a midstack so he surely is not a very skilled player. It depends on how he actually plays - maybe he's a maniac and raises everything, maybe he semibluffs with a draw or just valuebets his nuts.

      About the hand: once more I have to answer 'it depends'. On your oponent, of course. If he's tight, we won't stand a chance because his minraise means strength and 'please call' move. But if he has loose tendences we might think of calling (i.e. pushing) here, since our overcards and a gutshot make rather nice drawing combination.

      One is for sure: no action is out of question here.