[NL20-NL50] homework lesson 2. AJs midpos

    • fruitcake1
      fruitcake1
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.10.2010 Posts: 61
      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 :f_confused:

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  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,717
      Hi.

      Why aren't you iso-raising AJs preflop? It's a complete monster vs the fish's limping range.
    • fruitcake1
      fruitcake1
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.10.2010 Posts: 61
      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.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,717
      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.