[NL2-NL10] A6 short handed

    • FlopOutMyNut
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      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      saw flop

      CO ($43.30)
      Button ($16.40)
      SB ($4.50)
      BB ($27.35)
      UTG ($21.95)
      Hero (MP) ($19.60)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A, 6
      1 fold, Hero calls $0.25, 1 fold, Button calls $0.25, SB calls $0.15, BB checks

      Flop: ($1) 6, J, A (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.75, 2 folds, BB calls $0.75

      Turn: ($2.50) 8 (2 players)
      BB bets $2, Hero calls $2

      River: ($6.50) 2 (2 players)
      BB bets $4, Hero calls $4

      Total pot: $14.50 | Rake: $0.70

      For some reason, I was expecting him to float the flop, so called the turn bet with two pair. The river bet confused me. Doesn't seem like a bluff but I didn't know where this aggression was coming from.

      How would you play?
  • 7 replies
    • TribunCaesar
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      I am raising the turn and go broke. He can easily have worse Aces or worse 2 pair or a draw. And please rebuy to 100BB.

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar
    • FlopOutMyNut
      FlopOutMyNut
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      haha, I know I'm not at 100BB. My bankroll is not big enough for 25NL, but I've been crushing 10NL, so I'm taking a shot at 25. The short buy-in will hopefully reduce variance, which is mroe important than reducing my edge. It is 40BB, which still gives me some room to maneuver. Although, soon I will start buying in with $15-$20.
    • justkyle88
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      You shouldn't start taking shot at NL25 until your bankroll is sufficient.
      Only take shots when you have enough BI's.

      Hand: As played, Turn I raise and river call down for showdown.
    • Jumbles
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      Seeing as no-one's mentioned it, open limping is not good. Raise or fold pf.

      Originally posted by justkyle88
      You shouldn't start taking shot at NL25 until your bankroll is sufficient.
      Only take shots when you have enough BI's.
      +1

      If you're crushing NL10, you'll be there in no time. The fishes will wait for you ;)
    • nafar84
      nafar84
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      Originally posted by Jumbles
      Seeing as no-one's mentioned it, open limping is not good. Raise or fold pf.
      Yes shorthanded you should openraise any hand that you intend to play.
    • FlopOutMyNut
      FlopOutMyNut
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      Sorry...I accidentally revived this thread. My mistake.
    • Jaissica
      Jaissica
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      Preflop: Hero is MP with A, 6
      1 fold, Hero calls $0.25

      This is an open limp. You called (limped) and were first actor who didnt fold (opened).

      Limping A6s in MP is kinda loose, esp short-ish stacked.

      BR issues aside, trying to play BSS with only 40% of a buy in (is that what your doing? Buying in with 40 BB?) is probably not going to be strong long run. You are taking away your value for playing into long stack players with set mines or suited connies.