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[NL20-NL50] Light BB defense vs button?

    • GrantJennings
      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 232
      Am I defending my BB too thin in this hand? Should I be tossing ATs away against a button raise from a tight player if there's already a limper (which I assume will tighten Button's raising range)

      Hold'em No Limit ($0.10/$0.25 USD)

      UTG+3: ($34.50 in chips)
      Button: ($25 in chips)
      BB Hero ($50.45 in chips)

      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Hero [A :club: T :club:]
      UTG+3: calls $0.25
      Button: raises $1 to $1.25
      BB Hero: calls $1
      UTG+3: calls $1

      POT: $3.75
      *** FLOP *** [A :spade: Q:spade: 9:club:]
      BB Hero: bets $2.25
      UTG+3: calls $2.25
      Button: calls $2.25

      Pot: $10.50
      *** TURN *** [A :spade: Q:spade: 9:club:] [6:club:]
      BB Hero: checks
      UTG+3: checks
      Button: bets $6
      BB Hero: calls $6
      UTG+3: folds

      POT: $21.50
      *** RIVER *** [A :spade: Q:spade: 9:club: 6:club:] [8 :diamond:]
      BB Hero: checks
      Button: checks
      *** SHOW DOWN *** (Highlight to see)
      BB Hero: shows [Ac Tc] (a pair of Aces) Button: shows [Ah Jc] (a pair of Aces - Queen+Jack kicker)
  • 2 replies
    • shortfuse
      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 450
      if you say he is tight then its best not to just call especially being OOP. if you want to play a hand then raise but I suggest you fold preflop.

      The donkbet OOO gives your hand away i think, the villain will know you have Ax but will be unsure of his kicker, but since you did not reraise preflop he should realise that your kicker is worse which it is. checking on the turn was weak, this card has improved your hand!

      worst way to lose is to be outkicked. just don't get yourself in this situations in the first place.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      ATs is good enough to defend, I´d prefer doing that by 3-betting
      I think you played postflop fine
      One option is also to lead out turn again, but c/c is also fine