[NL2-NL10] NL25, KQo, donkbet

    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
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      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.55 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:spade: , Q:diamond:
      6 folds, SB calls $0,15, Hero raises to $0,75, SB calls $0,50.

      Flop: ($1,50) A:diamond: , A:heart: , K:club: (2 players)
      SB bets $1,50, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back..

      Final Pot: $1,50

      I actually didn't have a made hand and villains very often hold Ax so I decided to fold. Should I consider push in occasions similar to this one?

      I added stats, but I think they're pretty much useless due to small hand count.

      P.S.: I raised 3BB, because I often steal agains SB when opencompletes.
  • 4 replies
    • davidangel
      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 456
      Stack size is more important than stats at this point.
      Personally, I don't defend my blinds at NL25, too many chum.
      Here I am sticking to the basics and raising 4xBB preflop.
      He flat calls and then donks into A A K board. I am pushing his donkbet. Why would he lead bet trips vs preflop short stack aggressor?
      Your sample size is small, but after 29 hands this guy is obviously a chum. Even if he does have an Ace you can still reload, and he is on your right...
      Folding, of course, is a good play too when you are unsure. If you do shove make a note of what he does and what his hand is. That is, if you are going to pay for information be sure to make good use of it.
    • allizdoR
      Joined: 02.01.2007 Posts: 4,568
      you raise KQ because its a standard raise against SB

      I am not sure how often players on nl25 bluff on a paired board or just donkbet with a small pp.

      i think on nl25 its the best way to play straight forward and that would be a fold because on nl25 is a bet mostly a strong hand.

      on higher limits it would be an easy AI.
    • alejandrosh
      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 4,346
      sample size is too low but oponent seems to be a big fish, i'm going broke here.
    • IngolPoker
      Joined: 05.09.2006 Posts: 10,482
      your preflop raise is WAY too small

      5bb is the way to go!

      on the flop i would fold