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[NL20-NL50] AA vs check-raise on 876 board

    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, A.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, 3 folds, BB calls $0.75.

      Flop: ($2.1) 8, 7, 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.50, BB raises to $5.00.

      Villain is solid TAG 14/12/~4 af/44AFq after around 100 hands. Basically against this aggressive opponent standard line would be raise/call shove. However if villain is passive type something like 1.5AF is min-raise/fold line possible? Or call and fold turn if he shoves?
  • 3 replies
    • AninIII
      Joined: 13.07.2008 Posts: 944

      imo you have to decide right on flop what to do. You cann't call and give away a freecard!
      Either 3-bet flop or fold.

      To reduce variance I'd fold because I fear, that he has a set or maybe even straight quite often where you are dead against.
      Even 55, TT, 98, 65 any FDs (maybe with gutshot) have decent equity against you.

      Let's see what the judges think.

      Best regards,
    • donmac
      Joined: 12.02.2009 Posts: 493
      The Cbet was good. As you get raise on your cbet from solid TAG, i think that it is the best option to fold. Looks like BB get set with his small pocet pair.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Good players would often c/r that flop with air, since you can´t likely ahve there very strong hand so they try to bluff you out or c/r with draws that has enough equity against your overpairs.
      So against good players I´m not really folding there and would likely just shove over his c/r to give draws worse odds to call.
      If player is really nitty then likely you can b/f, since they tend to have there two pair or set more often than draws or bluffs