[NL20-NL50] NL25 A2s

    • naderh1
      Joined: 07.12.2008 Posts: 43
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      0.1/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:heart: , 2:heart:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, BB raises to $3.75, Hero calls $2.75.

      Flop: ($7.50) 4:heart: , J:heart: , 9:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.56, BB raises to $12.25, Hero raises to $20.61 (All-In), BB calls $8.36.

      Turn: ($48.72) 3:heart:
      River: ($48.72) J:club: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $48.72

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a flush, ace high (Ah 2h)
      BB shows a pair of jacks (Ac Kc)

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high (Ah 2h)

      I wouldn't normally call that 3 bet, but I had just folded to a 3 bet to him, and wanted to stand up to him. Followed up with a donk contibet, to sell my story.

      When he showed up with his mega agression, I pushed, figured I was 50%+ to nut flush... comments thx
  • 3 replies
    • radyan111
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
      A2 is a bad hand to call a 3bet with oop cause you're gonna be dominated very very often. Just fold preflop - there's no shame in folding to two 3bets in a row from the same player. If he starts doing it too often you might want to tighten your range a bit if he has position on you and be more inclined to 4bet/shove with hands like JJ or AQs. 4betting (even as a bluff) is probably better form of adjustment than calling 3bets oop. That's just my personal thought though.

      As played I'm going for a check/raise on this flop. He should cbet almost his entire range here and fold his Ax when you push. For the other part of his range your A outs should be clean so you have even more equity.
    • naderh1
      Joined: 07.12.2008 Posts: 43
      you're right A2 belongs in the muck, plus I should not be blind stealing this kind of opponent in the first place. Things could have gotten really nasty for me. I agree with the 4 - bet theory w/stronger hands.

      As played, check/raise would have been a better line.

    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I´d prefer fold A2s pf or 4-bet bluff with that, on the flop, leading and getting all-in is fine line
      You can also c/r and then shove turn if you think that would gain extra money against weaker hands