[NL2-NL10] AA vs check raise flush board

    • fordz08
      fordz08
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.05.2008 Posts: 59
      could you fold and is it correct to call

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP1:
      $5.90
      MP2:
      $11.70
      Hero:
      $2.40

      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 MP3 with A:spade: , A:club:
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, 5 folds, MP2 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.05) 6:diamond: , 6:heart: , Q:heart: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.70, MP2 raises to $11.30 (All-In), Hero calls $1.30 (All-In), MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Turn: ($5.05) 3:heart:
      River: ($5.05) 4:heart: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $5.05

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and sixes (As Ac)
      MP2 shows three of a kind, sixes (7s 6s)

      MP2 wins with three of a kind, sixes (7s 6s)
  • 4 replies
    • raun
      raun
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.07.2007 Posts: 746
      you need to raise more preflop. in this case i would raise 4+2 bb's. other that that as played, check raise does show a lot of strenght but it's unlikely on this board that the opponent has a better hand than you.
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      you need to raise more preflop.


      Exactly. It's tempting with very strong hands - like AA, KK etc - to try to minraise or make it cheaper for your opponents to give you action. But the downside is that you make it more tempting for them to call with marginal drawing hands like suited cards. So, make your opponents pay full price for their crappy hands - at this limit many of them will still call - so that you make more money the times they don't get lucky.

      As played, easy call All-in. Even if opponent has a flush draw, you will still win twice as often as you loose. No need to post results, by the way - you'll get much better advice if you don't, because you want to find out what you should have done against a range of possible hands, not a particular hand that villain was holding.

      ATB,
      Tim
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Originally posted by raun
      you need to raise more preflop. in this case i would raise 4+2 bb's. other that that as played, check raise does show a lot of strenght but it's unlikely on this board that the opponent has a better hand than you.
      +1
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by raun
      you need to raise more preflop. in this case i would raise 4+2 bb's. other that that as played, check raise does show a lot of strenght but it's unlikely on this board that the opponent has a better hand than you.
      Thanks Raun, explains it perfectly in 2 sentences =)

      Preflop raise bigger for Value for your Aces ;)

      - Gerv