[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH 10 Js

    • kwedaras
      Joined: 09.05.2009 Posts: 104
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      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T:club: , J:club:
      MP2 calls $0,04, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0,16, MP2 calls $0,12.

      Flop: ($0,34) 7:heart: , 8:club: , 6:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,33, MP2 raises to $2,52 (All-In), Hero calls $2,19.

      Turn: ($5,38) J:diamond:
      River: ($5,38) K:heart: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $5,38

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of jacks (Tc Jc)
      MP2 shows a pair of aces (Ac As)

      MP2 wins with a pair of aces (Ac As)

      good call or bad call ?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      If you're confident in your postflop play raising is perfectly fine, your hand plays well and he probably ahead of that guy's limping range, tho i would make it even bigger out of position, $0.2 will do the trick. You can also just check and see a flop, nothing wrong with keeping the pot small out of position if you don't feel like taking the initiative.

      As played on the flop i don't think the c-bet size is going to increase your fold equity against that guy, and you don't need to bet that big to get all his money in by the river if you hit either given that he is a halfstack. It's not like you have anything to protect as of yet, so I'd probably go with something like $0.25.

      As played when he shoves over, the only way you're really in trouble would be against something like a higher flush draw, where you're like a 3:1 dog. This isn't very likely, especially since that player bought in short and is already all-in in his 2nd hand at table. That screams "gambler" most of the time, he could have anything.

      Even if we take a very tight range for that guy, with only hands that make sense to us we get :

      Player 1: 50,782 % { 55+, AcKc, AcQc, A8s-A6s, KcQc, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, 65s, 54s, A8o-A6o, T9o, 98o, 87o, 76o, 65o, 54o }
      Player 2: 49,218 % { JcTc }

      Pot odds around 40% are easily matched no matter what you add to this range (other overcards, weird underpairs, other connectors, whatever), the only mistake would be folding at this point.

      Hope it helps.