[NL2-NL10] how to play this better?

    • shortfuse
      shortfuse
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      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 450
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $5.00
      UTG1:
      $5.20
      UTG2:
      $5.00
      MP1:
      $5.00
      MP2:
      $2.15
      MP3:
      $1.90
      CO:
      $4.43
      BU:
      $1.94
      SB(Hero):
      $4.55


      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, A.
      UTG1 calls $0.04, 3 folds, MP3 calls $0.04, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.18, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.48) 9, 6, 8 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.46, MP3 calls $0.46.

      Turn: ($1.4) 4 (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.33, MP3 calls $1.24(All-In).

      River: ($3.97) 3 (3 players)


      Final Pot: $3.97.

      Results follow:

      MP3 shows a flush, nine high(5h 5d).
      Hero shows a pair of aces(As Ac).

      MP3 wins with a flush, nine high(5h 5d).
      Hero wins with a pair of aces(As Ac).
  • 9 replies
    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
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      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Huh? MP3 has a flush, how can you win with a pair of aces?
    • kosmonaut111
      kosmonaut111
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      Joined: 26.01.2009 Posts: 715
      You played it right. nice hand.
      Btw, when money got in, you were ahead.
    • NIVEKii
      NIVEKii
      Silver
      Joined: 01.01.2009 Posts: 1,115
      Originally posted by kosmonaut111
      You played it right. nice hand.
      Btw, when money got in, you were ahead.
      He had way more outs to complete his draw with tho, hero only had 1 out (the non-diamond A).


      I'm not sure how big he was ahead there. Obv it's the only right thing to do, but I'm not sure about your statement. Unfortunately I can't calculate it from this pc and I could be way off too, just another prime example of my donkness :)
    • kosmonaut111
      kosmonaut111
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      Joined: 26.01.2009 Posts: 715
      Oki, Equilator says he were 68 % - 32 %
    • NIVEKii
      NIVEKii
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      Joined: 01.01.2009 Posts: 1,115
      Originally posted by kosmonaut111
      Oki, Equilator says he were 68 % - 32 %

      Then I will speak no more ;)
    • staicu74
      staicu74
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      Joined: 01.07.2009 Posts: 57
      Very hard to play. The Villain's player type is very important.
      MP3 over-limped and called abig raise from MP3. I would suspect a pair or suited connectors. I don't think he would slowplay a big pair in that spot, so I would put him on 22-TT (plus s-c). If he is very passive preflop, he may also hold some high, maybe suited, ace (AT-AK).

      Since you are in position, it is very tricky. You COULD check the flop to see what he plays and induce a bluff from a pair (55,77,TT) and hope he would check behind. I think that with any diamond he would call nearly any bet you would place on the flop.

      Still, for this limit, I guess the straightforward play is more efficient and you played it right.

      I ran a simulation on Equilator, and gave him a wider range:
      22-TT, all AT-AK with at least one diamond and the connectors from 54 to 98, both suited and off-suite and you still have 60-40 on the turn, so no remorse, mate :s_biggrin:
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
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      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Raise bigger preflop out of position over two limpers, $0.24-$0.28 works for me.

      Other than that it's fine, i'd play it the same against a midstacker even tho the board isn't ideal. If he has a set too bad, but he'll peel with any diamond and check/fold just isn't an option.


      @michaelqian : hero slightly overbet the turn, he won the side pot.


      Hope it helps.
    • shortfuse
      shortfuse
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      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 450
      Originally posted by tamairlarace
      Hi,


      Raise bigger preflop out of position over two limpers, $0.24-$0.28 works for me.

      Other than that it's fine, i'd play it the same against a midstacker even tho the board isn't ideal. If he has a set too bad, but he'll peel with any diamond and check/fold just isn't an option.


      @michaelqian : hero slightly overbet the turn, he won the side pot.


      Hope it helps.
      about the small preflop bet:

      often when i raise big too many people fold (there seems to be a certain magic number where a noob will call with trash but one bb more and he will fold!)

      as for this hand, i knew that UTG1 almost always limp folds so I was certain to get him out of the way but still needed MP3 to call me so I felt 18 was ok.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
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      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Then it's fine if UTG folds all the time but be careful with chains of limpers, they get better and better odds as people before them call, which mean the last limper will sometimes be able to call with utter trash with CORRECT odds to draw out even on your KK.

      I'd rather raise bigger and get action less often than raise smaller and get drawn out on by donks all the time with it being my fault.


      Hope it helps.