[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH A5o on BU

    • gavinonymous
      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,146
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB 47/23.5/0.67 only about 25 hands at the time.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 5, A.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB folds, BB calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.85) 9, 3, A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.60, BB raises to $1.20, Hero calls $0.60.

      Turn: ($3.25) J (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($3.25) J (2 players)
      BB bets $3.00, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $3.25.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Depending on how often that player is defending his blinds you might want to adjust your BU/CO stealing range by excluding hands that put you in tough TPNK situations when you hit.

      As played you are bluff catching with TPNK if you call his flop raise, although that player doesn't really seem to be very aggressive over this small sample. He might have a better Ax, a flushdraw, some random hands we can't speculate on, or air. I don't mind either folding or calling on the flop, be aware tho that on a that diamond turn if he bets again you probably have to fold, as it is even more likely he has you beat and even less likely he's following through with his bluffs on that scare card.

      Hope it helps.