[NL2-NL10] nl10 AJo late pos with many limpers

    • henne007
      Joined: 04.05.2007 Posts: 2,143
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      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:club: , A:diamond: . MP1 posts a blind of $0,10. , MP2 posts a blind of $0,10. , Hero posts a blind of $0,10.
      UTG+1 calls $0,10, UTG+2 calls $0,10, MP1 checks, MP2 checks, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0,80, 3 folds, UTG+1 calls $0,70, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($2,05) 4:spade: , 4:heart: , 7:spade: (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $1,20, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $3,25

      all in push preflop?? or better to just call? i somehow don't like the standard bet here
  • 3 replies
    • Kknight
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Nice hand...I think the standard raise there has plenty of fold equity...especially with MP1 and MP2 being dead money.
    • altruist
      Joined: 29.05.2007 Posts: 121
      Nice play.

      You would've liked the standard raise there if an A or a J hit the flop. Additionally, if your opponent checked to you, and they aren't the type to slowplay, you just won a large pot.

      He probably called you with a pocket pair and assumed you missed the flop. If you did the exact same move when you had AA/QQ/JJ/TT, his play would lose him a lot of money. By raising that amount when you have AJ, and raising that amount when you have AA/KK, you conveniently set it up for when you do have the goods.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      You could also consider pushing pre-flop with AJ for fold equity. There is enough dead money, if everybody fold, you can leave with over 2,5$. Then it is very hard to call low pocket pair, because you mostly have over pair and he is way behind.