[NL2-NL10] AA in NL10 8 players on flop - easy push?

    • 4bur
      4bur
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      Joined: 03.03.2009 Posts: 25
      Hi, everyone.

      2nd try posting this hand... Would be grateful for comments both about the play and the logic I used to justify it.

      So here I am with AA, and no notes on villain.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy hand converter:

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $10.10
      MP2:
      $3.45
      MP3:
      $6.05
      CO:
      $1.50
      BU:
      $4.80
      SB:
      $9.70
      BB:
      $22.85
      UTG2:
      $1.85

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A, A.
      Hero raises to $0.4, 5 folds, SB calls $0.35, BB calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.20) J, K, 7 (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $1.45, SB calls $1.45, BB folds.

      Turn: ($4.10) 9 (2 players)

      River: ($4.10) 8 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.10.

      As I reasoned (after actually playing), given he called UTG raise, he could probably have any pocket pair from TT down to (maybe) 88, as well as AQ-AT, KQ-KJ, and maybe QJ, JT. Out of these hands, I'm only behind if he's got KJ, so given flush danger I pushed.
  • 5 replies
    • CDVik
      CDVik
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      Joined: 05.03.2009 Posts: 30
      I would have played the hand the exact same way so well played :)
    • WildBeans
      WildBeans
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      Joined: 23.09.2008 Posts: 586
      yes, well played. You have to protect against the flush draw so you need to bet at least 0.9, but then you've committed over half your stack so your push is the right action.

      Question: where are the 8 players on the flop? - or is it 8handed... oh
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Nh. You cannot fold aces with SSS and you have to protect on the flop as you said yourself, so push is the way to go.
    • 4bur
      4bur
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      Joined: 03.03.2009 Posts: 25
      Thanks to everyone!

      I was a bit worried here (especially given that I lost that pot to a set of 7s in the end) that I was too agressive, but I guess it was a right thing to do.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Don't estimate ranges of opponent on NL10 , that's way off the hook since they can call your ranges with basically any two cards.

      Therefore just stick to your normal game plan: raise 4bb preflop , shove flop with a made hand if Pot > your Stack ;)

      Best regards,
      Gerv