# EARLY GAME - should fold & raise

• Bronze
Joined: 15.03.2010
Hey,

In the stt early game with villain in mp1 was playing like a maniac and with AT I decided to isolate him. I understand I'd a good equity versus his range, but, I've a doubt regarding if this move if this good or not in early game. I raised to not concede good odds for BB call.

Equity Win Tie
MP2 57.24% 53.88% 3.37% AhTh
MP3 42.76% 39.39% 3.37% 22+, A2s+, K8s+, Q9s+, JTs, 98s, 87s, 76s, A2o+, KTo+, QJo, JTo

Chip expected value of your call (cEV) = 1340*57,24% - 655 = 112 CEV

Monetary expected value of your stack after a call (\$EV) = probability of winning the hand * monetary expected value of your stack after call & win + probability of losing the hand * monetary expected value of your stack after call & lose

57,24% * 16.4381 + 42,76% * 0 = 9,41

\$EV of your stack after a fold = 11.7133 > \$EV of your stack after a call = \$9,41
\$EV(Call) = -\$2,30

Poker Stars, \$0.44 Buy-in (15/30 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

Hero (SB): 1,655 (55.2 bb)
BB: 2,010 (67 bb)
UTG+1: 1,675 (55.8 bb)
UTG+2: 1,325 (44.2 bb)
MP1: 655 (21.8 bb)
MP2: 1,350 (45 bb)
MP3: 1,605 (53.5 bb)
CO: 1,770 (59 bb)
BTN: 1,455 (48.5 bb)

Preflop: Hero is SB with
2 folds, MP1 raises to 655 and is all-in, 4 folds, Hero raises to 1,655 and is all-in, BB folds

Flop: (1,340) (2 players, 2 are all-in)
Turn: (1,340) (2 players, 2 are all-in)
River: (1,340) (2 players, 2 are all-in)

Results:
1,340 pot
Final Board:
Hero showed and lost (-655 net)
MP1 showed and won 1,340 (685 net)

Mathematically it was OK, however, there is always the question about it.

Thanks for commenting, it helps me to better understand the concepts.