[NL2-NL10] NL25 playing with nuts

    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      1)
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)  
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $5,05
      UTG+2:
      $22,80
      MP2:
      $68,99
      MP3:
      $18,07
      Hero:
      $4,75
      MP1:
      $25

      0,10/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 4:spade: , 5:heart: . MP1 posts a blind of $0,25.
      UTG+2 calls $0,25, MP1 checks, MP2 calls $0,25, MP3 calls $0,25, 2 folds, Hero calls $0,15, BB checks.

      Flop: ($1,50) 9:club: , 3:heart: , 2:diamond: (6 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, UTG+2 checks, MP1 checks, MP2 checks, MP3 checks.

      Turn: ($1,50) A:spade: (6 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, UTG+2 checks, MP1 checks, MP2 checks, MP3 checks.

      River: ($1,50) 3:diamond: (6 players)
      Hero bets $0,75, BB folds, UTG+2 calls $0,75, 2 folds, MP3 raises to $1,50, Hero calls $0,75, UTG+2 calls $0,75.

      Final Pot: $6,00

      I thought that someone should have ace, so I wanter to check/raise turn. River I get raised, should I go all-in, min-reraise or just call?

      2)
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)      
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $16,24
      Hero:
      $4,75

      0,10/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with K:diamond: , K:heart:
      Hero raises to $1,00, 6 folds, BB calls $0,75.

      Flop: ($2,10) 3:diamond: , Q:heart: , A:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1,25, BB raises to $13,00, Hero raises to $3,75 (All-In).

      Turn: ($18,85) 5:heart:
      River: ($18,85) 5:club:


      Final Pot: $18,85

      This is very hard spot to lay down my kings, but I´ve seen people going all-in with garbage against contibets. So I thought my kings might be good. Fold or call? Villain is unknown.
  • 2 replies
    • Nunki
      Nunki
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      1) Lead the turn for $1.50 to set up an easy push on the river. So many villains are obsessed with slowplaying that they call and try to keep you honest with your "obvious bluff". They won't always fold and you are stacking any A here.

      The above applies to the river after the actionless turn.

      As played 3-bet AI on the river.

      2)I'd fold the flop as played since not too many villain's raise with air/gutshots. If villain is completely creditless and you decide to felt your hand anyway then you are better checking behind on this A_high dry flop. If villain makes any subsequent bet then just push in response. This way you do well versus non-ace hands and may even be able to make a value-bet later. Free-cards are not too much of a risk here.
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hand 1) I would also bet the turn. There are so many opponents that you will definitely get a call. This allows you to push allin on the river. As you played it: reraise all-in on the river.

      Hand 2) Fold against his checkraise. He wouldn't bluff you here, since you are a shortstack.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81