[NL2-NL10] NL .05/.10 Ak Mp1

    • MasterAZ
      Joined: 18.09.2008 Posts: 5,502
      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A, K (Comment)
      UTG+2 folds, Hero raises to $0,40, 2 folds, CO calls $0,40, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($0,95) 8, 5, 3 (2 players) (Comment)
      Hero bets $0,70, CO raises to $1,40, Hero raises to $1,50 (All-In), CO calls $0,10.

      Turn: ($3,95) 2 (Comment)
      River: ($3,95) 8 (Comment)

      Final Pot: $3,95

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of eights (Ac Kd)
      CO shows two pairs, queens and eights (Qc Qh)

      CO wins with two pairs, queens and eights (Qc Qh)
  • 3 replies
    • Fongie
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      What was your stacksize here? I seem to count 2,60..

      Anyway, I would definately fold after the reraise here. Continuation bet is fine, but give up after getting action.
    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      MasterAz, in this situation you can think about pushing the flop directly to avoid this difficult decision of whether to call or not.

      If you want to bet $0.70 on this flop thats about 46% of your remaining stack so you can push according to the optional rule - Push if you're raisesize is 40% or more of your stack on the flop.

      Otherwise if you think you have clean outs you have to call anyway.
      Pot odds = $3.95/$0.8 = 4.9:1
      Outs = 6, (3 A's, 3 K's) so your odds are 3:1

      Pot odds > Odds so call.

      Since you are committed anyway, you might as well have pushed flop first in, unless you think villain has an Ax in which case you can bet/fold.

      Edit; In case anyone reading this doesn't know what I'm talking about i refer you to this well written article - http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/no-limit/993/
    • ysessa
      Joined: 11.07.2008 Posts: 1,331
      Hi masteraz,

      since its nl10 stick to the basic strat and push directly, but also the bet/call here is fine, just a trap nothing you can do. After your cbet you get the correct odds even against qq.