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[NL2-NL10] NL5 AA with bad flop

    • Chardin112
      Joined: 23.03.2009 Posts: 12
      Full Tilt Poker $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 528545
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      MP2: $3.65
      CO: $4.67
      BTN: $2.32
      SB: $5.50
      Hero (BB): $6.57
      UTG: $5.00
      UTG+1: $5.00
      UTG+2: $5.20
      MP1: $5.79

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with A :club: A :diamond:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.17, 6 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, UTG+1 calls $0.23

      Flop: ($0.82) T :club: J :spade: 9 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, UTG+1 calls $0.50

      Turn: ($1.82) A :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.90, UTG+1 raises to $1.80, Hero calls $0.90

      River: ($5.42) 3 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.87 all in, UTG+1 calls $2.30 all in
  • 4 replies
    • Navrark
      Joined: 27.01.2010 Posts: 339
      EDIT: Sorry, I just read the forum rules and accordingly I am not allowed to post here. Was just trying to be helpful.

      Nav :s_confused:
    • buhhy
      Joined: 15.09.2009 Posts: 127
      3bet to 0.60 preflop, bet 2/3 - pot on the flop, 2/3 - pot on turn and shove over his reraise. You don't want an 8, Q, K or another spade landing on the river to kill your action or let someone draw out on you.

      As played, C/F the river I guess, worse hands are almost never calling.
    • Jaissica
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      This is a great example of playing the hand youve got without considering what hand the villain probably holds.

      While aces are great and a set of aces is spectacular, a set of aces on a 4 flush board means you lose to any idiot with the 2 :spade: . Trip aces is NOT a strong hand here. At best it is a strong bluff catcher.

      PF you should go a little harder (triple the previous raise is a good standard). Flop is fine for a cbet, though calls have to scare you on that flop.

      The turn is interesting but not really that great. The flush made it but we picked up a redraw. The correct decision here is probably check-call.

      The river, given the villain raised you on the turn, is almost certainly check-fold. Laying down a set of aces hurts, but not as much as knowing you basically threw away 46 big blinds for no reason.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I'd likely go with buhhy's line at nl5 against an unknown, you never know what that guy could be raising on the turn that you still beat, even if we're behind with have some outs and the pot is already big enough for us not to fold top set when in doubt.

      I see the point for Jaissica's line against specifically tighter, more predictable players tho.

      Hope it helps.