[NL20-NL50] 50NL Aces, lucky or?

    • Blinker1Glove
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 3
      Party Poker $50.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

      CO: $43.69
      BTN: $37.99 35/5 guy, 57% fold to cbet
      SB: $21.08 36/11 guy
      Hero (BB): $50.00
      UTG: $49.19
      MP: $19.22

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with A :diamond: A :heart:
      UTG calls $0.50, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.50, SB calls $0.25, Hero raises to $3.50, 1 fold, BTN calls $3, SB calls $3

      Flop: ($11.00) 9 :diamond: 8 :diamond: 8 :heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $8.00, BTN calls $8, SB calls $8

      Turn: ($35.00) J :heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $28.00, BTN calls $26.49 all in, SB calls $9.58 all in

      River: ($97.56) A :spade: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Did I played this well? If not what should I improve?
  • 3 replies
    • Alan883
      Joined: 03.12.2008 Posts: 1,941
      Hi on that turn such a big bet is i think not OK.

      They both have quite wide range and its very difficult to believe that they will call your shove with worse hand. U force yourself to go all in which i think in that board with so passive players with wide range is not correct.

      It would be better to check behind on Turn.

      This is just my opinion. U must know i am not pro:) )
    • Tim64
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,400
      I'm not so sure. As you say, they can have a wide range so flush draws are possible on the flop as well as straight draws.

      The turn completes only QT draw and if they called for a gutshot draw on that flop they already made their mistake. However, hands like JT are very possible (eps J :diamond: T :diamond:) and now a Jack may not fold to the shove with a flush draw and straight draw. Now there is even a :heart: draw so there are many drawing hands possible. We are well ahead of such hands but we need to get the money in now, while we are ahead.

      If we are against a hand like pocket 99s, so be it - not much we can do and only a small part of the range of two such loose players imo.

      Well, so I think your play is fine.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      against middlestacks it is easy all-in on the turn
      They would call with worse hands and pot is too big to c/f imo