[NL2-NL10] NL10 AJs facing minraise on flop

    • Pichux
      Joined: 02.02.2009 Posts: 318
      ***** Hand History for Game 2380112822 ***** (IPoker)
      $10.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Thursday, August 05, 06:20:30 ET 2010
      Table Huvil (Real Money)
      Seat 3 is the button
      Seat 1: sunnyrainua ( $10.21 USD )
      Seat 3: noneforthedealer ( $9.91 USD )
      Seat 5: sad0 ( $10.00 USD )
      Seat 6: Piters1990 ( $10.00 USD )
      Seat 8: andirey ( $12.10 USD )
      Seat 10: svinopas ( $10.10 USD )
      sad0 posts small blind [$0.05 USD].
      Piters1990 posts big blind [$0.10 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to Piters1990 [ A :spade: J :spade: ]
      andirey folds
      svinopas folds
      sunnyrainua raises [$0.40 USD]
      noneforthedealer folds
      sad0 folds
      Piters1990 raises [$1.15 USD]
      sunnyrainua calls [$0.85 USD]
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 9 :club: , 3 :club: , 4 :heart: ]
      Piters1990 bets [$1.91 USD]
      sunnyrainua raises [$3.82 USD]
      Piters1990 folds

      Villain (VPIP/PFR/AG) (21/16/12) Sample size: 161

      The board is pretty dry so i give a chance with a 2/3 pot donkbet. The minraise made me vary. The question is, is he possible of laying down hands like AK,AQ of clubs? Except for the sets and QQ maybe, i think i could get good value against any other hands the are in his range...
  • 3 replies
    • AmAsu
      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 33
      10NL is NOT the limit to think about this kinda stuff. 90% of the cases you're almost dead, precisely because this is 10NL and not 1000NL.

      You have no hand no draw no backdoor, don't throuw your money away trying to get cute.. Once in a blue moon he'll fold, but very very often you'll look kinda dumb when he shows JJ+ or set. And btw, AQ/QK clubs never fold here..
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      +1 for NL10 remark. I think giving up is totally fine as you don't have almost any equity. If he bluffs with AK/AQ you are still behind a lot. There will be better spots to play along.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Start by not c-betting so big, you don't need to bet big for him to fold if he doens't have much of anything, and this way you'll save money the times he has a hand since he's not folding any piece of that board.

      As played once you get 3-bet I agree with AmAsu and Duudalinja, you'll lose a lot more money leveling yourself into thinking people are making moves than you will by just giving up when people are making costly plays. With the exception of gamblers and retardedly aggressive fish, it's generally way easier for people to throw money in the pot with a hand than it is for them to do the same with nothing, so at micro-stakes without reads you should just assume people are playing for value when they do stuff like committing themselves in a 3-bet pot.

      Hope it helps.