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[NL2-NL10] NL50: AJs vs sb steal??

    • klonoa
      Joined: 14.01.2007 Posts: 124
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)   

      0.25/0.50 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , J:club:
      3 folds, SB raises to $2.00, Hero raises to $6.00, SB calls $4.00.

      Flop: ($12.00) 2:club: , 5:club: , A:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $7, SB raises to $14.00, Hero raises to $44.00 (All-In), SB calls $30.00.

      Turn: ($100.00) 9:diamond:
      River: ($100.00) J:diamond:

      Final Pot: $100.00
  • 2 replies
    • Nunki
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      As played I'm sure that you had the necessary equity to commit on the flop.NH.

      An alternative line could be to check behind on the flop. Assuming villain holds a decent PP or a good ace here then betting this flop is likely to yield action only from hands better than yours. A free-card in this spot is also likely to be more dangerous to him than you. He may even fire on the turn with the second best hand. If you do at any point decide to play for stacks then the already decent pot should allow you to get the money in.
    • Puschkin81
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      I like this line. You have toppair with a good kicker plus the nutflushdraw. There is no reason why you should play this hand more passive because you want to get value from your opponents.

      Nice hand! :)

      Good luck at the tables!