[NL2-NL10] 0.05/0.10 Nl Fr Sss

    • Philipvw
      Philipvw
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      I'm having problems with the shortstack strategy and got the advice to post some hands. I will split the post in hands where I was in front or behind when my last money went in;

      IN FRONT

      1:


      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , K:spade:
      5 folds, CO raises to $0,40, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1,20, CO calls $0,80.

      Flop: ($2,45) 2:spade: , 3:spade: , Q:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1 (All-In), CO calls $1,00.

      Turn: ($4,45) 8:club:
      River: ($4,45) 7:diamond:


      Final Pot: $4,45

      Opponent took it down with A:spade: , 7:club: .
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      2:

      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q:heart: , K:diamond:
      UTG+2 calls $0,10, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0,10, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0,60, 3 folds, UTG+2 calls $0,50, MP2 folds.

      Flop: ($1,45) J:club: , 8:diamond: , K:club: (2 players)
      UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $1,60 (All-In), UTG+2 calls $1,60.

      Turn: ($4,65) 8:club:
      River: ($4,65) J:heart:


      Final Pot: $4,65

      Opponent took it down with A:club: , Q:club: .
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      BEHIND

      None during this session.
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      I played for about 2 hours at 4 tables, again it was a session with losses. When I play again, I'll post some more hands in this topic. I think I played the
      hands correctly according to the SSS. I was dealt less playable hands than normal, but the hands I lost characterize moments when I loose often.
  • 16 replies
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Hand 1.)

      With AK, I more tend to went All-In Preflop here, cause at the flop you´re pot committed anyway, so that you have to move All-In at the Flop nevertheless you hit him or not. So I recommend to push here, to maximize your Fold Equity.

      Otherwise it was played correctly.


      Hand 2.)
      You played it well, but often I do not like to play KQo against limpers in front of me (this only is my style to play at my limits). So you played it correct here.


      So it was just bad luck here. Keep posting and good luck at the tables.
    • Philipvw
      Philipvw
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      Thx, I think that your first remark also applies for this hand. However he probably would have called me anyway.
      I understand the logics of your remark, maybe it can be helpfull for all to mention this more clearly in the strategy guide.

      IN FRONT

      3:


      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:club: , A:club:
      UTG folds, UTG+1 raises to $0,30, 7 folds, Hero raises to $0,90, UTG+1 calls $0,60.

      Flop: ($1,85) 5:heart: , 8:diamond: , 3:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1,30 (All-In), UTG+1 calls $1,30.

      Turn: ($4,45) Q:club:
      River: ($4,45) A:diamond:


      Final Pot: $4,45

      Opponent took it down with A:spade: , Q:spade: .

      PS: I just played an AK like I learned from your remarks, I came over the top after an opponent made a raise preflop. He folded and I took the chips. I forgot to grab the hand, but will post it when it happens again.
    • Kaitz20
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      3) I think you played it fine, you could re-raise a little more preflop, like 1$, but if he raised UTG+1, then that means, he would put you probably all-in anyway or call at any flop if he don´t fold at your raise.
    • Philipvw
      Philipvw
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      BEHIND

      1:


      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q:club: , K:heart: . UTG+1 posts a blind of $0,10. , CO posts a blind of $0,10.
      UTG folds, UTG+1 checks, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0,10, MP3 folds, CO checks, Hero raises to $0,70, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $0,60, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($1,75) 3:spade: , J:diamond: , T:spade: (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $1,35 (All-In), UTG+1 calls $1,35.

      Turn: ($4,45) 6:spade:
      River: ($4,45) 6:diamond:


      Final Pot: $4,45

      Opponent takes it down with A:spade: , 3:diamond: .
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Hand 3.)
      Same like on Hand 1.), I would push All-In here.

      But their is one exception: If an early Raiser is a Small Stake here and their are no other Cold Callers, I would only reraise All-In with, QQ, KK and AA, because his Raising Range is from TT+ and AK, so you often are behind or only have a coin flip. If their are any other Cold Callers you can push All-In with JJ, QQ, KK, AA, AK, because of the dead money in the Pot.


      Hand 4.)
      Good.
    • Philipvw
      Philipvw
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      First AK

      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K:club: , A:diamond:
      4 folds, MP3 raises to $0,40, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2,05 (All-In), 2 folds.

      Final Pot: $2,55
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      So this is a better way to play hands like hand 1?

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      Second AK

      0,05/0,15 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , K:diamond: . CO posts a blind of $0,15.
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0,10, MP2 calls $0,10, MP3 folds, CO checks, BU folds, SB calls $0,05, Hero raises to $2,20 (All-In), 4 folds.

      Final Pot: $2,65

      I'm unsure about this second AK. I could have just raised to $0,70, but when someone calls the pot would have been $1,85 on the flop, and I would be committed with the rest of my $1,5 stack.
    • Philipvw
      Philipvw
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      Some hands I folded; I think I did the right thing, but I'm not so sure in every case.

      FOLDED

      1:



      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 9:diamond: , 9:club:
      3 folds, MP3 calls $0,10, CO folds, Hero raises to $0,50, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,15) Q:heart: , J:heart: , J:spade: (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0,60, MP3 raises to $12,92 (All-In), Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $14,67

      2:

      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with K:heart: , K:spade:
      Hero raises to $0,40, 4 folds, BU calls $0,40, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0,95) 4:diamond: , 3:club: , A:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,50, BU raises to $1,58 (All-In), Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $3,03

      3:

      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with T:diamond: , T:club:
      UTG+1 calls $0,10, 5 folds, Hero raises to $0,50, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,15) Q:heart: , Q:club: , 7:club: (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $1,68 (All-In), Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $2,83

      4:


      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J:spade: , A:club:
      UTG+2 calls $0,10, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0,50, 3 folds, UTG+2 calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,15) K:spade: , 5:spade: , 3:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $0,56, UTG+2 raises to $3,83 (All-In), Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $5,54

      5:


      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q:club: , K:spade:
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0,10, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0,50, 2 folds, UTG+2 calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,15) 7:heart: , 9:heart: , J:spade: (2 players)
      UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $0,60, UTG+2 raises to $1,20, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $2,95

      6:


      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 9:heart: , 9:diamond:
      2 folds, CO calls $0,10, Hero raises to $0,50, 2 folds, CO calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,15) 7:diamond: , Q:club: , 2:heart: (2 players)
      CO bets $0,20, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $1,35
    • Philipvw
      Philipvw
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      I'm unsure about these preflop all-ins I lost:

      7:

      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K:heart: , A:club:
      Hero raises to $0,40, UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $6,95 (All-In), 6 folds, BB raises to $1,94 (All-In), Hero raises to $2,25 (All-In).

      Flop: ($11,19) 4:diamond: , 8:spade: , 6:spade:
      Turn: ($11,19) 2:diamond:
      River: ($11,19) 2:club:


      Final Pot: $11,19

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      UTG+2 shows [ 9s, 9h ] two pairs, Nines and Twos
      Hero shows [ Kh, Ac ] a pair of Twos
      BB shows [ Ah, Jd ] a pair of Twos
      UTG+2 wins $4.70 USD with two pairs, Nines and Twos.
      UTG+2 wins $0.59 USD with two pairs, Nines and Twos.
      UTG+2 wins $5.58 USD with two pairs, Nines and Twos.

      8:

      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:diamond: , K:heart:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0,40, 3 folds, BU raises to $1,95 (All-In), 2 folds, Hero calls $1,55.

      Flop: ($4,05) 9:diamond: , 4:club: , 8:spade:
      Turn: ($4,05) 5:spade:
      River: ($4,05) T:spade:


      Final Pot: $4,05

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows [ Ad, Kh ] high card Ace
      BU shows [ Jd, Jh ] a pair of Jacks
      BU wins $3.85 USD with a pair of Jacks.

      9:


      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J:heart: , A:club: . Hero posts a blind of $0,10.
      UTG+1 raises to $0,20, 3 folds, MP3 calls $0,20, Hero raises to $2,20 (All-In), BU folds, SB raises to $1,60 (All-In), 3 folds.

      Flop: ($4,30) K:heart: , 8:club: , 4:diamond:
      Turn: ($4,30) T:club:
      River: ($4,30) A:spade:


      Final Pot: $4,30

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows [ Kd, Ad ] two pairs, Aces and Kings
      Hero shows [ Jh, Ac ] a pair of Aces
      Hero wins $0.60 USD with a pair of Aces.
      SB wins $3.52 USD with two pairs, Aces and Kings.

      I read in the strategy article that a minriase equals a limp, but not when calculating the raise size. When I would raise, I would have to raise $0,80, but when someone calls, I'm comitted at the flop, so I went directy all-in. However, with just AJ i think I might have folded it in the first place?
    • degnic
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      I'll comment some of the folded hands:

      1) you have 0,90$ left here? I think I would call, he might be easily on a flush or straight draw.

      2) again, call. he might do this action with lower pockets than yours, or with flushdraw. even against A you can get lucky here

      3) I think many players does this action again, with lower pockets than yours, or flushdraw. call

      4) well played !

      5) I would check the flop here and wait what happens on turn. This kind of board usually hits your villain & you can get lucky with freecard.

      6) I would raise to something like 0,80$, I think your hand is good enough here.

      7) Well played ! just unlucky :(

      8) Well played, you lost a coinflip, it happens half the time :p

      9) I would make a normal size raise here, also fold might be good, depends a bit from table. JAo is a bad hand to go all-in preflop, rather make a normal size raise and go all-in on flop.
    • undercover82
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      You must go all in with AK preflop, most of the time its a coinflip , usually you are ahead against hands that you dominate , and rarely you are actually behind to AA KK. The money that you have already put in when you are getting reraised , make it an even easier call for you since you need to win the coinflip less than 50% of the time.
      About the folded hands , without reads i would call hand 3 , raise hand 6 and fold hand 9 preflop.
    • Philipvw
      Philipvw
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      Originally posted by undercover82i would call hand 3
      Because it's unlikely that he had a Q, and needs to have a higher pocket to beat me? Possible he has a flushdraw?
      raise hand 6
      Because of the minraise? And the fact that I still beat middle and lowpair?

      This is a hand like hand 6, I now played it like I should play it I think;


      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q:heart: , Q:diamond:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0,40, CO calls $0,40, 2 folds, BB calls $0,30.

      Flop: ($1,25) 3:heart: , K:spade: , 7:heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0,70, 2 folds.

      Final Pot: $1,95
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      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 7:diamond: , 7:heart:
      UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls $0,10, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0,50, SB folds, BB calls $0,40, MP1 folds.

      Flop: ($1,15) Q:spade: , 5:spade: , 6:diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $0,70, Hero raises to $1,55 (All-In), BB calls $0,85.

      Turn: ($4,25) T:club:
      River: ($4,25) 3:heart:


      Final Pot: $4,25

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      BB shows [ Ad, Qc ] a pair of Queens
      Hero shows [ 7d, 7h ] a pair of Sevens
      BB wins $4.04 USD with a pair of Queens.
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      Better?
    • undercover82
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      If he held a Q at hand 3 he would play check/raise , why would he go all in with an overbet on the flop if he had trips ? He hopes that you fold , probably did this move with a smaller pocket than yours putting you on AK.

      Raise hand 6 because his bet is too weak and seems like he is trying to get chea ply info , only one overcard on board which isnt that likely that he holds anyway.

      I dont see connection between this new hand and hand 6 :D
    • Philipvw
      Philipvw
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      Originally posted by degnic
      5) I would check the flop here and wait what happens on turn. This kind of board usually hits your villain & you can get lucky with freecard.
      I think this is a similar situation;
      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:spade: , K:heart:
      MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0,10, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0,40, BB calls $0,30, MP2 calls $0,30.

      Flop: ($1,20) J:spade: , Q:diamond: , 5:spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, MP2 bets $0,60, 2 folds.

      Final Pot: $1,80


      Is this play better?
    • Philipvw
      Philipvw
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      Originally posted by undercover82
      I dont see connection between this new hand and hand 6 :D
      The same situation on the board/hand. However in the first hand there is no raise, and in the second there is a decent raise.
    • Berliner1982
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      Hand 7.)
      Hmm tough to say, because another SSS-Players called as well, so he might have AK, TT, JJ, QQ, KK, AA.
      The All-In Raise from UTG+2 do not indicates that he has QQ, KK or AA more like a Medium Pocket Pair from 77-JJ.
      So here I call 50% of the times and fold 50% of the times depends on the reads about my opponents.

      Hand 8.)
      Easy fold here, because obviously a SSS-Players pushes here All-In and his Raising Range against another SSS´ler is QQ, KK, AA (maybe TT, JJ and AK. So you are often waybehind and have only 2 Outs.

      Hand 9.)
      Hmm I would eitherway raise here to $0.80 or fold. Maybe around 60:40 (fold:raise) here.
    • Berliner1982
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      Originally posted by Philipvw
      I think this is a similar situation;
      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:spade: , K:heart:
      MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0,10, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0,40, BB calls $0,30, MP2 calls $0,30.

      Flop: ($1,20) J:spade: , Q:diamond: , 5:spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, MP2 bets $0,60, 2 folds.

      Final Pot: $1,80


      Is this play better?
      Honestly I would have played here check-raise here, because you maximize your Fold Equity against every hand which would bet here like a Flushdraw, a Queen or a Jack.

      I can easily push All-In here, you have 2 Overcards (6 Outs) + Gutshotstraightdraw (4 Outs) + Backdoornutflushdraw (1,5 Out) so you have 11,5 Outs, even if you discounted here (possible Flushdraw) you still have 8 or 9 Outs here and with the Fold Equity (the Q and J fits your handrange) you can easily push here.