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[NL2-NL10] Playing aces!!

    • VirtuaGod
      VirtuaGod
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.02.2009 Posts: 514
      Key hand was:

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      HAND 1
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      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players

      CO: $4.01 (200.5 bb)
      BTN: $3.83 (191.5 bb) (Vilan is 56 VPIP, 9 PFR, 2.6 AF)
      SB: $6.54 (327 bb)
      Hero (BB): $1.60 (80 bb)
      UTG: $6.16 (308 bb)
      MP: $5.74 (287 bb)

      Pre-Flop: Hero is BB with A
      UTG raises to $0.04, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.04, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.17, UTG calls $0.13, BTN calls $0.13

      Flop: ($0.52) 6 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, UTG folds, BTN calls $0.26

      Turn: ($1.04) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, BTN calls $0.26

      River: ($1.56) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.24, BTN raises to $2.28, Hero calls $0.67 and is all-in

      Results (listed below in white, highlight to see): $3.38 pot ($0.16 rake)
      BTN showed 9c 7c (high card Jack) and won $0.00 (-$1.60 net)


      Two questions:

      1- Did i played i played it well or should i have bet more? Preflop raise is ok? I usually raise pot size as the bet is close to standart and easier to make.

      2- How to distinguish players with two pairs (or anything bigger than aces for that matter) from regular bluffers? What tells do u use? Just thought he had a busted flush draw (got at least the draw part right :D ) and tried to bluff the river. You only fold to ugly board here or do you have any villan tell?
  • 2 replies
    • Jaissica
      Jaissica
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      Preflop is fine.

      Flop - bet isnt large enough here. You have a flush draw and straight draw to protect against vs very loose villain. Bet 2/3 to full pot so that drawers pay more than their draws are worth.

      Turn - the 3h probably doesnt help anyone, but your need for protection has not gone away either. Again 2/3 to full pot for value. In this case, given your stack is about 2/3 to pot sized, you shove.

      River doesnt matter as we already shoved.

      Edit - about 2p - most often given stack sizes you are going to pay out 2p on that sort of flop because you need to bet protection against far-more-likely draws. Sometimes you just need to accept that you are going to pay off sets / 2p against loose passives, because if you stop betting for value against them (and losing big pots when they fluke a monster) then you lose value the other 90% of the time when they are calling you down with air / bad pairs / underpockets / TPBK.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Jaissica
      Preflop is fine.

      Flop - bet isnt large enough here. You have a flush draw and straight draw to protect against vs very loose villain. Bet 2/3 to full pot so that drawers pay more than their draws are worth.

      Turn - the 3h probably doesnt help anyone, but your need for protection has not gone away either. Again 2/3 to full pot for value. In this case, given your stack is about 2/3 to pot sized, you shove.

      River doesnt matter as we already shoved.

      Edit - about 2p - most often given stack sizes you are going to pay out 2p on that sort of flop because you need to bet protection against far-more-likely draws. Sometimes you just need to accept that you are going to pay off sets / 2p against loose passives, because if you stop betting for value against them (and losing big pots when they fluke a monster) then you lose value the other 90% of the time when they are calling you down with air / bad pairs / underpockets / TPBK.
      +1
      Also buy to full stack.