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

    • Spidey1978
      Joined: 25.07.2007 Posts: 358
      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:

      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:club: , A:heart:
      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:club: , 5:spade: , 8:spade:
      Turn: ($11.40) J:spade:
      River: ($11.40) 9:diamond: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $11.40
  • 1 reply
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      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.