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[NL2-NL10] Nl50 A8o freeplay 2 pair

    • Tim64
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 8,029
      Known players:

      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , 8:heart:
      4 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, 2 folds, BU calls $0.50, SB calls $0.25, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($2.00) A:heart: , K:club: , 8:diamond: (4 players)
      SB bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00, MP2 folds, BU calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($5.00) 4:club: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.00, BU calls $3.00, SB folds.

      River: ($11.00) 3:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.60 (All-In), BU calls $4.60.

      Final Pot: $20.20

      I flat called as I thought I didn't need to protect - maybe a mistake? As played (and given blank turn and river cards), is it reasonable to go broke with my hand?
  • 4 replies
    • Gonzo394
      Joined: 29.12.2007 Posts: 2,181
      no reason to slowplay here.

      any A will call you and still has decent equity against you, for example

      Board: Ah Kc 8d

      Equity Won Lost Tied Hand
      Player 1: 75.404 % 72.424 % 5.960 % 21.616 % Ac8h
      Player 2: 24.596 % 21.616 % 5.960 % 72.424 % AsTd

      + the 2 players behind you get quite good odds to call.

      So try to get your money in ASAP.

      If you raise him to 3$ you can happily shove the turn.
    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      I don't mind the way you played it. I don't think there is anything wrong with just calling flop. It doesn't seem too drawy to me.
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,107
      Hey Tim64,

      I like the way you played. The best draw villains can have on this dry board is a gutshot, so I don't see any real need to protect and SB seems quit aggro, so I would let him build up the pot for you and beside if you decide to 3-bet MP2 and BU will be less likely to invest more money in the pot. I find value >> protection here, although A9+ have still some equity against you.

    • Tim64
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 8,029
      Thanks guys - appreciate it.

      although A9+ have still some equity against you.

      88 had even more equity against me :rolleyes: