[NL2-NL10] AJo NL5 Rush OOP

    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $7.48
      UTG1:
      $2.31
      UTG2:
      $3.23
      MP1:
      $4.93
      MP2:
      $5.00
      MP3:
      $2.79
      CO (Hero):
      $7.97
      BU:
      $4.02
      SB:
      $2.14


      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, J.
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, BU calls $0.15, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.37) T, 5, 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, BU calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($0.77) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BU calls $0.40.

      River: ($1.57) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.28, Hero calls $0.28.

      Final Pot: $2.13.
  • 2 replies
    • blackops888
      blackops888
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.04.2010 Posts: 502
      Man... this one is complicated. Once we don't have any reads on this guy, it really gets tough. He might have you beat on the flop with Tx, two-pair, sets or might just be drawing to a straight with something like J9 or QJ, or to a flush with two clubs. I mean, people have such a random range in RUSH poker that judgement gets really compromised by this lack of information.

      Pre-flop raise was OK and once he just called your UTG raise on the button, we might speculate that he didn't have any strong Ace. Maybe he even had the AT or KT. It doesn't seem to me that he had an 8, otherwise he should have raised the turn in order to protect his set against so many draws. It might be reasonable to put him on Tx.

      That second barrel on the turn was OK, but when you gave up on the river and he bets $0.28 on a pot of already $1.57, I think you had to call. If he bets like $1.00, that would be it, a fold was the best option, but once he bets such a small amount, we can really beggin considering he was on a busted draw. In this situation you had a good high card value for a showdown just in case he had J9 or QJ, for example.

      It was very slim, but I think you did it right. :s_cool:
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      nl 5 it is likely better not to barrel just overcards, since people would not fold there anything
      c/c river is reasonable, although consider how passive players usually are I think c/f is better