[NL2-NL10] NL10 FR: A9s vs Calling Station

    • xponentx
      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 341
      In this hand, the BB is very loose passive, with stats of 25/2, and the CO is even looser passive, with 32/7.

      Obviously the BB has checked his option, so I give him very little credit for hitting the flop in any significant manner, the CO is very passive, with an AF of 0.2, so i'm thinking since i'm OOP, I should bet into this pot, and probably i'll take it down right here, or the CO will call with marginal hands hoping to get to the showdown cheap. I get 2 called, but the turn is a blank, so i'm not going to slow down, I bet again, this time around potsized, to see how serious they really are, the BB fold, and the CO calls. Now, i'm thinking maybe he really does have a hand, so I give him a little more credit. The river is a bit scary, it completes a flush, and a straight, and in an attempt to get a cheap showdown, I make a blocking bet of 1/2 the pot, i'm probably folding to a raise, but thankfully I don't have to face that decision this time.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, 9.
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.10, BU folds, Hero calls $0.05, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.4) J, 8, A (4 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, BB calls $0.25, MP2 folds, CO calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($1.15) 5 (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.10, BB folds, CO calls $1.10.

      River: ($3.35) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.50, CO calls $1.50.

      Final Pot: $6.35.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(Ac 9c).
      CO shows a pair of aces(3h Ad).

      Hero wins with a pair of aces(Ac 9c).
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I'd just start by potting the flop against these guys, you're ahead often and the bet size just doesn't matter to them.

      Turn is fine, river is definitely a bet/fold and since it's a bit thin considering the river card, a 1/2 bet will do just fine. NH.

      Hope it helps.