[NL2-NL10] NL10 AJ open raising

    • Gunstar1337
      Gunstar1337
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.02.2009 Posts: 34
      I suspect I played this hand very bad. Is it pure luck or it's profitable to call in such situations?

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J:diamond: , A:club:
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB raises to $1.90 (All-In), BB calls $1.80, Hero calls $1.50 (All-In).

      Flop: ($5.70) 3:club: , A:spade: , K:heart:
      Turn: ($5.70) 8:spade:
      River: ($5.70) 3:heart: (3 players)


      Final Pot: $5.70

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and threes (Jd Ac)
      SB shows two pairs, sixes and threes (6c 6s)
      BB shows a pair of threes (Td Qs)

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and threes (Jd Ac)
  • 3 replies
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      You only need 27% equity for Break-even here but I think against Big Blinds tighter call resteal range a fold can be better. (without better reads) I call if I'm just against SB.

      Its an interesting spot, so I pokerstoved it for ranges I give unknowns;

      equity win tie pots won pots tied
      Hand 0: 16.332% 14.42% 01.92% 5577491496 741210532.00 { AJo }
      Hand 1: 35.702% 31.99% 03.72% 12374410752 1438188154.00 { 88+, AJs+, KQs, AJo+ }
      Hand 2: 47.965% 45.01% 02.96% 17411616456 1145243506.00 { JJ+, AQs+, AQo+ }
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      At NL10, I definitely call in this spot. As Daphunk says, you don't need that much equity and there's always a chance one or other player is pushing loose - as in this case.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Gunstar1337,

      against SB's resteal alone I would go broke with AJ, but BB's cold call of a resteal looks very strong thus I would give up the hand, unless you have some read BB is huge fish and can call with very bad hand like he did this time.

      ...and please remove the results when you post hands on the forum as it can affect opinion of people who discuss your hand.

      Regards,
      burek2000