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[NL2-NL10] NL 10 FR - AT Isolation play.

    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
      Silver
      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP2:
      $9.40
      Hero:
      $10.96

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:club: , T:heart:
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, 4 folds, MP2 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.95) A:diamond: , 4:diamond: , T:club: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.95, Hero raises to $3.00, MP2 raises to $9.00 (All-In), Hero calls $6.00.

      Turn: ($18.95) J:spade:
      River: ($18.95) J:diamond: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $18.95

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks (Ac Th)
      MP2 shows a flush, ace high (7d 6d)

      MP2 wins with a flush, ace high (7d 6d)

      How is my line here? I raise pre flop to try and isolate and would have folded to any 3-bet. On the flop I figure he doesn't have TT or AA and with top two I am ahead of everything except 44.
  • 3 replies
    • Rauno9
      Rauno9
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 57
      I think he would call with any ace PF since is VPIP is kinda big but then again very we have few hand samples but he seems bad player. I would be afraid of TT and not so much of 44 little bit of and flushdraw. But then again im beginner player. Lets see what better players have to say.
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
      Silver
      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      I am currently playing without stats up but I figured since he limped he didn't have a strong hand. We can exclude the top hands because he didn't raise and we can miss off anything complete trash because he limped in a fairly early position.
      I thought pre-flop he might have:
      - Any low pair (22-99)
      - Any ace except AK and maybe not AQ.
      - Any two broadway - not pairs.
      - Any suited connectors or even suited gappers.

      On the flop he bets out which probably suggests he has connected in someway. Taking his range down to.
      - 44 (possibly other pairs that are getting aggressive)
      - Any ace.
      - Any two diamonds.

      Now against every ace I am ahead. And against any two diamonds I want to raise it up to protect. The only hand that is actually ahead of me is 44.
      I basically just wanted the money to go in as fast as possible.

      The big re-raise after my bet I guess cuts his range down to:
      - 44. (I am way behind - 16%)
      - Decent Aces (A9+) (I am way ahead - 85%)
      - Two diamonds semi-bluffing (possibly with gutshot). (I am ahead - 60%/70%)

      With such a big range that I am ahead of and only the 4's behind I think I am ok?
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      You are right, yxou are a big favourite against his range. I play it the very same way! nh!

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar