[NL2-NL10] NL25 AJo - Pot = 2x stack pre-flop

• Bronze
Joined: 25.07.2007
I know strategy says that if pot is over twice stack it is worth going all in but does that count pre-flop?

Known players:
Position:
Stack
UTG2:
\$34.60
MP1:
\$34.49
Hero:
\$4.65
BU:
\$16.62

0.1/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

Preflop: Hero is CO with J , A
UTG2 calls \$0.25, MP1 calls \$0.25, 2 folds, Hero raises to \$1.50, BU calls \$1.50, 2 folds, UTG2 raises to \$4.25, MP1 folds, Hero calls \$3.15 (All-In), BU folds, UTG2 calls \$0.40.

Flop: (\$11.40) Q , 5 , 8
Turn: (\$11.40) J
River: (\$11.40) 9 (2 players)

Final Pot: \$11.40
• Bronze
Joined: 16.11.2007
Hey Spidey1978,

preflop just follow the simple rules which are, go all-in with TT+/AK and fold everything else when there's a raise behind you. 2x stack is meant for postflop.

However, if you wish a little more advanced preflop, then follow the rule from some old articles which tells you to go all-in based on the ratio between your raise and remaining stack as follows....

...if your ratio between raise and stack is 1:4 or higher, you go all-in with JJ+AK.
...if your ratio between raise and stack is between 1:2.5 and 1:4, you go all-in with TT+/AQ+.
...if your ratio between raise and stack is 1:2.5 or lower, you go all-in with every hand from SHC you raised with.

...according to this rule your ratio is 1:2.1 meaning it's correct to go all-in with AJ. But folding is also not wrong according to basic strategy articles.

Regards,
burek2000