[NL2-NL10] nl25 K,Qo - many limpers, half stack push

    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $2.75
      UTG1:
      $1.18
      UTG2:
      $11.93
      MP1:
      $9.53

      0.1/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q:diamond: , K:heart:
      UTG1 calls $0.25, UTG2 calls $0.25, MP1 calls $0.25, 5 folds, Hero raises to $2.75 (All-In), UTG1 calls $0.93 (All-In), UTG2 calls $2.50, MP1 folds.

      Flop: ($7.03) J:heart: , 7:heart: , 5:diamond:
      Turn: ($7.03) 4:heart:
      River: ($7.03) 9:diamond: (3 players)


      Final Pot: $7.03

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows high card king with queen kicker (Qd Kh)
      UTG2 shows a pair of aces (Ad As)
      UTG1 shows high card queen with jack kicker (8d Qh)

      UTG2 wins with a pair of aces (Ad As)

      This feels right to me, but any thoughts?
      TIA
  • 4 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Tim64,

      nice hand. Against those fish it's most +EV to push all-in preflop from the blinds, specially with such a small stack that you can't make a regular raise.

      But next time try to rebuy to 15+BB.

      Well, UTG misplayed his AA, so it's time to make a note of him. :)

      Regards,
      burek2000
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      But next time try to rebuy to 15+BB.


      I always used to, but then I read the sklansky chubukov article and it says:

      "To maximize the advantage of preflop pushes, we advice to stop rebuying on the higher limits. Opportunities to push will thereby come across more often. Another advantage is, that when you double up your 10BB stack, you dont have to change tables. "

      That's why I asked, the other day, what they mean by 'higher limits'?

      TIA
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      If you let your stack down to 10BB it's better to push from any position instead of raise, but I don't really like that, I prefer to play the strategy as it's described in the articles and therefore with 15-25 BB stack.

      In that article it says it's better for higher limits to play that way, because you don't have to change tables, because for example there are very few NL1000 tables. But I play NL200 and I still rebuy to 17-18BB stack when I fall below 15BB and there are still enough tables to pick from on that limit after I leave tables with 25+BB. ;)
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Ok; great advice. Thanks!