[NL2-NL10] 2 hands NL100

    • aciddrop
      aciddrop
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.10.2006 Posts: 1,519
      Titan No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50/$1.00BB (Titan HH Converter by Kreatief)

      Button ($109.45)
      SB ($113.00)
      BB ($97.75)
      UTG ($103.33)
      UTG+1 ($100.35)
      UTG+2 ($15.40)
      MP1 ($104.48) (Hero)
      MP2 ($20.00)
      MP3 ($12.50)
      CO ($19.35)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K:heart: , A:club:
      UTG calls $1.00, UTG+1 calls $1.00, 1 folds, Hero raises to $6.00, MP2 raises All-In $20, 5 folds, UTG calls $19.00, 1 folds, Hero raises All-In $104.48,

      I raise the 2 limpers, then get the short stack raising all in. When one of the limpers calls the raise, I push. I figure that since he has limped in the first place, I will be well ahead against his range. I am happy if he folds, since his dead money makes the pot worth playing for. If he calls, I have a fair chance of stacking him. What do you think?

      Titan No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50/$1.00BB (Titan HH Converter by Kreatief)

      CO ($113.15)
      Button ($81.38)
      SB ($15.50)
      BB ($94.00)
      UTG+1 ($34.15)
      UTG+2 ($100.55) (Hero)
      MP1 ($20.00)
      MP2 ($70.50)
      MP3 ($100.00)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with K:spade: , Q:diamond:
      1 folds, Hero raises to $4.00, 4 folds, Button calls $4.00, 2 folds

      Flop: A:diamond: , T:spade: , J:club: ( $9.5 )
      Hero bets $5.00, Button calls $5.00,

      Turn: T:diamond: ( $19.5 )
      Hero bets $15.00, Button raises to $30.00, Hero raises All-In $91.55, Button ?

      Lets assume that BU raising indicates he is holding a T. He would therefore have ten outs to improve on the river, three Aces, Three Jacks, Three of his other card, and one ten. His odds of making the draw are 3.6 to 1. After his raise, my push means he will have to call his remaining $42.38 into a pot of $106.88, odds of only 2.5 to 1. This means that his turn raise was too small, and he is committed to calling without the correct odds, true?
  • 3 replies
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi aciddrop!

      Both hands are played well imo. In hand 1 you described perfectly why you should push. A limp/call from UTG doesn't look very strong and you should have enough fold equity and a lot of dead money in the pot. In hand 2 you could bet a bit more on the flop to get more value out of worse hands. You have to push against the minraise. You have the nutstraight. Get the money in. If you are up against a FH it's just bad luck.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • Nunki
      Nunki
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      1) I'd say that the only hand any reasonable UTG is going to call $80 in a hitherto dry side-pot is going to have your AK beat and quite possibly dominated. If UTG folds then you are probably flipping vs shortie with some dead-money in the pot. On this basis you are risking a lot to gain relatively little. This is very player dependent and therefore a tough problem in a vacuum. I don't really know.

      If UTG was a known slowplayer I'd make a more cautious call.

      2)Using your assumptions, if button raised enough on the turn then he could have a +EV call to make. But then his turn raise would have had a larger -EV than was actually the case.
    • aciddrop
      aciddrop
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.10.2006 Posts: 1,519
      I need a bigger screen! Because I use small table view, PT doesn't properly display the stats, so it is a problem.

      1) After the fact, I can tell you his vpip was over 60%. That makes this a no brainer, right? The short stack also had a vpip of over 35%, so short stack? What short stack? ;)

      2) So, he had to make a mistake on one bet or the other, yes?