[NL2-NL10] nl10sh A8o

    • elco49
      Joined: 24.01.2009 Posts: 202
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8, A.
      Hero raises to $0.25, BB raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($1.8) 5, 8, 2 (4 players)
      BB bets $1.80, Hero raises to $9.10(All-In), Hero raises to $0.00(All-In), BB calls $7.30(All-In), BB calls $0.00(All-In).

      Turn: ($20) 3 (4 players)

      River: ($20) 5 (4 players)

      Final Pot: $20.

      This was the first hand we played.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Fold it preflop when he 3bets you. You have no idea how good he is, how tight he is, if he's thinking or not, whether he's adapting to the fact that you're heads-up or not, you know nothing. And lowish offsuit Ax really aren't the kind of hands you want to get involved with when you've no idea how your opponent is playing.

      As played once you call preflop, the standard would probably be to just call the flop with TPTK in case he's bluffing so he can continue. When you shove you're just blowing him off almost all worse hands and you're very often cooked when he calls it.

      Then you'll face a committing bet on most turns, and make a judgment call on the fly for all your stack: either he's super aggressive, or he has exactly the hand he's representing and you're dead. Once again you don't know him so you're guessing, which is bad.

      So, pitch it preflop, save yourself the guess work and the variance.

      Hope it helps.