[NL20-NL50] A9s 3bet vs BU open

    • legand73
      legand73
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $31.14 (124.6 bb)
      SB: $29.19 (116.8 bb)
      Hero (BB): $27.59 (110.4 bb)
      UTG: $51.10 (204.4 bb)
      MP: $36.77 (147.1 bb)
      CO: $41.02 (164.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9 A
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.75, SB folds, Hero raises to $2.25, BTN calls $1.50

      Flop: ($4.60) 9 K A (2 players)
      Hero bets $2, BTN raises to $4.75, Hero calls $2.75

      Turn: ($14.10) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $10, Hero calls $10

      River: ($34.10) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $14.14 and is all-in, Hero calls $10.59 and is all-in

      Results:
      $55.28 pot ($2 rake)
      Final Board: 9 K A J 4
      BTN showed A 7 and lost (-$27.59 net)
      Hero showed 9 A and won $53.28 ($25.69 net)
  • 5 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,717
      Hi.

      Preflop: I'm calling here - No point 3-betting this hand IMO.

      Flop: Hmm your two options are to 3-bet or to call the raise. I think 3-betting is slightly better with A9 as it's more vulnerable. With AK I would be more inclined to flat.

      Turn: This is a really bad card as it improves hands like QT now. Don't really want to check/jam here so c/c is fine.
    • legand73
      legand73
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Hey

      I 3bet this hand because I don't feel comfortable playing this hand oop without initiative.

      If you just call this hand pre how do you proceed from there? I feel that i'm just c/f most flops when i miss.

      What sizing do I make it if i 3bet flop?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,717
      3bet size: $8

      Postflop is too complicated for me to describe here. But with Ace high you can definitely call Flop on most paired flops and flops with 3 low cards like 852. Maybe even other dry boards with one high card (K52r for example).

      If you did some equity calculations, you'll find that you have 40%+ equity vs a 100% cbetting range and a 50% opening range which is more than sufficient to justify a flop c/c.
    • legand73
      legand73
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Yeah even with the equity though It feels that the showdown is so far away so that equity seems meaningless at times.

      yeah it is too broad a question but i'll just keep posting hands from the BB that i have trouble with for evaluation, which will probably be a lot ha.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,717
      ok sure.

      maybe you can't realize your 40%+ equity, but pot odds you are getting on the flop are going to be around 25-30% depending on his bet size and I do think you should be able to realize your equity 60%+ of the time and he may sometimes barrel your Ace out which is always a good thing.