# [NL20-NL50] homework lesson 2. AJs midpos

• Bronze
Joined: 30.10.2010
homework is hard
I think I played this bad.

Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

Play hand

\$0.25/\$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

Known players:
BU:
\$178.18
SB:
\$14.63
BB:
\$195.61
UTG1:
\$80.51
UTG2:
\$71.96
MP1:
\$25.66
MP2 (Hero):
\$50.25
MP3:
\$51.00
CO:
\$25.00

Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, J.
UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls \$0.50, MP1 folds, Hero calls \$0.50, MP3 raises to \$2.50, 5 folds, Hero calls \$2.00.

Flop: (\$6.25) J, 8, 9 (2 players)
Hero checks, MP3 checks.

Turn: (\$6.25) A (2 players)
Hero bets \$2.50, MP3 raises to \$8.50, Hero calls \$6.00.

River: (\$23.25) 6 (2 players)
Hero checks, MP3 checks.

Final Pot: \$23.25.
Results follow:

MP3 shows a pair of aces(A K).
Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks(A J).

Hero wins with two pairs, aces and jacks(A J).

am I a poker disaster or a genius I can't tell

• 3 replies
• Black
Joined: 27.11.2008
Hi.

Why aren't you iso-raising AJs preflop? It's a complete monster vs the fish's limping range.
• Bronze
Joined: 30.10.2010
Doing the BSS beginners course and supposed to fold to the call but was playing tired and called by mistake.
I was supposed to be following the SHC.
Im still learning but definitely see your point.
• Black
Joined: 27.11.2008
Hi.

It seems that u are still a beginner so i would strongly suggest starting at 1c/2c instead of playing so high. U are almost guaranteed to lose over the long run at 25/50c.

Abt starting hand chart: i dont know what it recommends and generally for beginners a tight strategy is better to avoid making postflop mistakes.

But i think u should def isoraise this.

Thanks.