[NL2-NL10] Nl5 Aa

    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Hi all

      Villain is 14/9/3.3 over 250 hands, so most likely a TAG.

      Would appreciate some advice on this particular hand.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $6.54
      MP1:
      $8.63
      MP2:
      $12.49
      MP3:
      $6.01
      CO(Hero):
      $5.20
      BU:
      $1.00
      SB:
      $0.81
      BB:
      $4.39
      UTG1:
      $5.20


      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, A.
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.05, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.57) K, 6, 4 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.45, MP2 raises to $1.80, Hero calls $1.35.

      Difficult call here. A set is definitely within his range. Considering his stats and his C/R, I was tempted to fold right here. I don't think flat calling his raise was a good play. Probably I could have either got it all in right here (and expect to lose), or fold here.

      Turn: ($4.17) 2 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $3.50, Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      He goes all in straight away, I thought I was definitely beat.

      Final Pot: $4.17.
  • 4 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      It's hard for him to show up with Kx there, tags usually don't play broadways like that. That means as hard as it is to fathom when you hold AA, you are bluff-catching there most likely. Sets are well withing his range, maybe some suited connectors or Axs type of hands too.

      So on the flop given how aggressive he is you're looking at 66/44, and sometimes a big flushdraw or combo draw. You probably won't run into many players at nl5 with those stats that can raise air there either, so there isn't really a point to just calling hoping he jams his bluffs in on a blank turn too.

      Since he basically pot committed himself you have the right idea on the push-or-fold decision, either you think he has enough draws to make it profitable to go broke or you don't. Having seen him limp suited cards or play draws aggressively before would help. That's gotta be pretty close either way, NH.


      hope it helps.
    • AninIII
      AninIII
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.07.2008 Posts: 944
      Hi,

      you can't fold a non diamond turn imo.
      Either fold flop directly, call flop and shove blank turn or shove flop.

      Best regards,
      Anin
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      If there are no bluffs in his flop raising range then there is no point in being there in the first place, tho i agree that once you get to that turn you probably shouldn't fold.


      hope it helps.
    • herekPL
      herekPL
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.05.2007 Posts: 6,181
      DO you have some info of him? TO the unknown player I 'd fold aa here. C/R on that board doesn't seems weak.
      Why You call flop and fold river? This is mistake.