[NL2-NL10] NL5 - Pocket Aces protection (2x)

    • Ohmu
      Ohmu
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2007 Posts: 231
      How good are the protection bets? They do need protecting, right? :)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $26.77
      Hero:
      $4.96

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:club: , A:spade:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.04, Hero raises to $0.20, 2 folds, SB calls $0.18, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.64) J:diamond: , 8:diamond: , 5:spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.45, SB folds, MP2 calls $0.45.

      Turn: ($1.54) 3:spade: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $1.31, MP2 folds.

      Final Pot: $2.85


      Known players:
      MP3:
      $5.33
      Hero:
      $5.78

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:diamond: , A:club:
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.04, Hero raises to $0.20, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.20, 4 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.66) 4:club: , 5:heart: , 3:heart: (3 players)
      UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $0.40, MP3 calls $0.40, UTG+2 folds.

      Turn: ($1.46) T:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, MP3 folds.

      Final Pot: $2.46
  • 3 replies
    • Nogatsira
      Nogatsira
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.02.2007 Posts: 201
      In hand 1 you make it 2/3 potsized at the flop and almost potsized at the turn. I'd do it the other way around. The flop has straightdraws and flushdraws so I'd bet the pot at the flop, and 2/3 of the pot on the turn.

      Hand 2 I'd bet around .50 on the flop and 2/3 pot on the turn
    • rubysilesia
      rubysilesia
      Silver
      Joined: 03.07.2007 Posts: 351
      I agree with nogatsira in hand 1 on the flop we got 2 opponents and a very scary board so I would bet high for max protection, 1/2 pot on the turn for control and value.

      Hand 2 : I would bet ~0.5 on the flop and check/call the turn for pot control (few weeks ago I'd bet turn as well but now I prefer to keep the pot small with not so great AA on the scary board OOP)
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Originally posted by Nogatsira
      In hand 1 you make it 2/3 potsized at the flop and almost potsized at the turn. I'd do it the other way around.
      #2

      That counts for both hands. Bet potsize on the flop for maximum protection and 2/3 of the pot on the turn so that they are not scared away on the one hand but still make a mistake when they are calling with their draws on the other hand.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81