[NL2-NL10] NL 10 FR - AJ isolation play.

    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      UTG1:
      $41.84
      UTG2:
      $4.80
      Hero:
      $10.00
      MP3:
      $7.37

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A:heart: , J:diamond:
      UTG1 calls $0.10, UTG2 calls $0.10, MP1 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, MP3 calls $0.50, 4 folds, UTG1 calls $0.40, UTG2 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($2.15) 5:heart: , A:diamond: , 5:diamond: (4 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.10, UTG2 raises to $0.50, Hero raises to $3.00, 2 folds, UTG2 raises to $4.30 (All-In), Hero calls $1.30.

      Final Pot: $10.85

      My thoughts:
      -Preflop I attempt to isolate one of the two limpers and instead end up with 3 overlimpers in the pot. My read would generally be poor aces, pocket pairs and suited connectors possibly also some broadway.

      -Flop I think I need value of weak aces and to protect against a possible flush draw. I think it is unlikely someone has a 5. The only hands I can see overlimping that have me beat are 55, 54s, 56s and maybe AJ or AQ.

      What do other people see here?
  • 7 replies
    • BogdanDin7
      BogdanDin7
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      Joined: 29.04.2008 Posts: 1,114
      I`m going broke there too .
    • Jaissica
      Jaissica
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      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      Going broke for sure.

      UTG2 could have a weak ace or is chasing a flush, not alot else makes sense for that line, possibly AQ as 13/4 is a pretty limpy fish, though only a 24 hand sample. Im thinking flush draw. Only reason he shoved is because calling your bet would have meant shoving the turn anyway.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Nice hand, well played. Whatever he has, we are going broke here vs midstack. Might be a flushdraw because he raised so small and also could be some nuts.
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      He had AK in the end. Don't really know how he was trying to play it. I got lucky and hit a jack but I obviously got the money in bad and needed confirmation it was well played.
    • Jaissica
      Jaissica
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      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      Its only bad play to go broke vs limped AK the second time vs the same player.

      The first time is the one time he gets paid so you can write a note saying "is an idiot, will limp AK"
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Haha Jaissica made me laugh. :)

      I suppose if they fool me once - shame on them. If they fool me twice shame on me.

      I had not really seen him do anything before now so I didn't base my decision on past reads. Thought I was probably ahead.

      I hate it when people play wrong and somehow end up ahead. On the other hand when they give me odds for draws/low pairs and I make it then they get abused. If they catch me the odd time then the times they don't will make up for it.
    • Fongie
      Fongie
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      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      0.6 preflop, 4bb+2limpers