[NL2-NL10] Nl10 Zoom A2

    • DavidNegranu
      Joined: 25.11.2012 Posts: 160
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $13.19 (131.9 bb)
      Hero (SB): $10.05 (100.5 bb)
      BB: $11.60 (116 bb)
      UTG: $5.30 (53 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A 2
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.15, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.60) 4 4 9 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, BTN bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40, BB folds

      Turn: ($1.40) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1, Hero calls $1

      River: ($3.40) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.10, BTN raises to $11.59 and is all-in, Hero calls $6.35 and is all-in

      $20.30 pot ($0.91 rake)
      Final Board: 4 4 9 3 5
      BTN showed 3 3 and won $19.39 ($9.34 net)
      Hero mucked A 2 and lost (-$10.05 net)

      I know i could have raised the flop, if i raise the flop here and get 3bet do i fold or play for stacks? On the river should I be folding a lot more or are there enough 4x and overpairs in his range to make it ok? Opponent is 35/35/0 over 17 hands in zoom.
  • 2 replies
    • MarliesB
      Joined: 13.04.2013 Posts: 685
      I'm no pro, but here's my 2 cents:

      I don't think your hand is strong enough to play from the SB. On the flop you can raise but you'll have to fold to a reraise. Calling is also fine then. And I think same for the turn.
      River is a though spot because there's a possibility for a full house.. I'm just gonna leave it to the judge :D
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,329
      Hey DavidNegranu,

      Preflop defend is fine vs a min-raise imo.

      Soon as you see that paired board you should know that your implied odds are damaged. This means it's better to capitalize on your fold-equity. Donking flop is a good option following up with barrels on decent turn cards.

      As played not convinced turn is a mandatory call. Just as a general rule you want to be super careful about drawing to non-nut hands. All of your outs are tainted here.

      Think river is just super-borderline. Depends entirely on opponent. Some guys will just flat a 4x in which case it's a clear river fold. Given both bet/calling and bet/folding are questionable, might be fine to just check/call. This river situation basically sums up why you can fold the turn.