[NL20-NL50] NL25SH AJs from SB

    • silent21
      Joined: 08.08.2008 Posts: 1,556
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      SB ($44.25)
      BB ($5.02)
      CO ($26.85)
      Hero ($25.89)

      Dealt to Hero A:diamond: 8:diamond:

      Hero raises to $1, CO calls $0.75,

      FLOP ($2) J:diamond: 9:diamond: 5:spade:

      check, Hero bets $1.25, CO raises to $4.80, Hero raises to $24.89, CO calls $20.09,

      villain seems very tag - 17/15 4.6af 30wtsd 300h

      how to interpret his reraise?
  • 4 replies
    • BogdanDin7
      Joined: 29.04.2008 Posts: 1,114
      I think against a downright tag player this will mostly be 99-55. He could however try moves like this with other pp or a fd , but can`t really see that many draws in his range here , given that you have the Ad and Jd is out. I guess with a shove you have good fe against all pockets , even against some Jx he might have . I`m not that sure however that I want to risk my stack here.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      99/55 or draws, I think shoving there is fine
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504

      I don't like to shove there, unless I have good reads that he might do that with pure air or some kind of draw or Jx. I would likely just give it up and note him down, otherwise as you pushed then you can likely note him down with what he did that, I guess he will very often show you a set there.

      Best regards,
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      i dont think a 17/15 is raising top pair for value here ever.

      if he is raising a draw, he'll not call your shove because

      - you'd be repping the nut flush draw or a set
      - he is not pot committed
      - you would have taken away any fold equity on his part

      if you really think he plays a draw like this and are willing to balance the times he shows you a set with the times you dominate his flush draw, then calling or making a small 3bet to let him shove is better then shoving yourself, i think.

      it sucks but it's best to fold it, the only way he calls your shove is if you're behind, and he is not folding anything you currently lose to, unless you know he could turn random PP into bluffs here.