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[NL2-NL10] NL10 A4s IsolationRaise

    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Villain vpip/pfr is 40/10

      Party Poker
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.05/$0.10
      10 players

      Stack sizes:
      UTG: $8.27
      UTG+1: $3.12
      UTG+2: $7.90
      MP1: $29.37
      MP2: $3.20
      Hero: $9.76
      CO: $19.47
      Button: $2.05
      SB: $4.81
      BB: $1.85

      Pre-flop: (10 players) Hero is MP3 with A 4
      UTG calls, UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.6, 4 folds, UTG calls, UTG+2 folds.

      Flop: 8 5 Q ($1.45, 2 players)
      UTG bets $0.69, Hero calls.

      Turn: 7 ($2.83, 2 players)
      UTG bets $2.01, Hero calls.

      River: A ($6.85, 2 players)
      UTG bets $4.97, Hero calls.

      Final pot: $16.79
  • 5 replies
    • matt1234
      Joined: 06.05.2008 Posts: 99
      what more to say? Nh
    • Jumbles
      Joined: 06.10.2007 Posts: 190
      I wouldn't be keen on isolating with A4s, tbh. There aren't many worse Ax's that you beat and you can often put money in postflop when you're behind if you hit top pair (I'd much rather have a broadway type of hand).

      Not only that, but there are two shortstacks to act behind you, who can put you in an uncomfortable spot if they shove.
    • Coreprime
      Joined: 24.06.2007 Posts: 368
      wouldnt raise A4s preflop,
      you have 3 limpers already and shortys behind you
      limp is ok, folding would be ok too
      you´ll often get in ugly spots postlop with toppair no kicker

      as played I would raise his flopdonk to take it down, also it makes it hard for him to put you on nutflushdraw when you raise the flop
      after you made the flush, go for value
    • Kruppe
      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 2,145
      I'd raise flop or turn if turn is blank. This way you get FE vs weak pairs, and stop weaker draws from making you fold on the river, and get value from weaker draws.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I like isolation raise, since you´re ip and often take pot down pre-flop or postflop.
      Calling on that flop is fine, since you have a lot equity against his lead and if he is bluffing then you can always bet turn and take pot down if he checks.
      Turn and river play is fine.