[NL2-NL10] 0.2 Nl BSS - AA -

    • Pissic
      Joined: 12.08.2010 Posts: 8
      I keep getting more and more often into hands like this, i really need some advice on how to play them profitably.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, A.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 3 folds, SB calls $0.07, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.18) 3, 4, 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.18, SB raises to $0.46, Hero raises to $2.60, SB calls $1.46(All-In).

      Turn: ($4.7) Q (2 players)

      River: ($4.7) 3 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.7.

      Results follow:

      SB shows a full-house, fours full of threes(4c 4h).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and threes(Ad Ah).
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      It's not that hard really. He has around 100bb so he's possibly a reg, hit up the search function on your poker software and find out whether he's multi-tabling. If he is, snap-fold to the raise, otherwise shove and pray.

      Without the ninja-searching it sounds something like: while some aggro fish might check/raise that board sometimes with worse hands, most fish at microstakes like calling a lot more than raising, so when they raise even with AA you're not in that good a shape on average. Add to that the fact that you're just 2-outing 90% of the time if your opponent happens to be a reg, and the result is it's downright unprofitable to go broke in that spot against an unknown with a full stack at the microstakes tables these days. Which is why even tho it looks weak as hell, without reasonable doubt that he's a fish, you're usually better off dumping your AA.

      Hope it helps.