[NL2-NL10] NL 2 AJs

    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $0.40
      MP2:
      $0.43

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:spade: , J:spade:
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.04, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.26) 8:spade: , K:club: , 6:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.28 (All-In), MP2 calls $0.28.

      Final Pot: $0.82

      Thoughts:
      - Do I treat the minraise as a raise here or as 2 limpers?
      - Is my cbet ok or is it too aggressive given that he showed some strength preflop?
  • 3 replies
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      Hello!

      Raise for 3.5 times the miniraise preflop.

      as played, I would actually advise you to stick to 1/2 pot raise on the flop as it isn't a very drawy board and it's HU. a shove is still +EV though.

      regards,

      primzi
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      I would fold this one preflop. If you had position on the villain you could reraise him profitably, but since you're in the blinds push would be the only truly profitable move imo, but I don't think going all-in with AJs is correct, just because he minbet...
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi Phil,

      I do either reraise to 3.5x his raise so $0.15 because you have to let him pay for his position.

      Or I shove directly, mostly he folds and you pick up free money :)

      I think both plays has pros and cons but looking at the stack of MP2, I go for the shove

      Best regards,
      Gerv