[NL2-NL10] NL25 - AQ against limp-raises (2 Hands)

    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Hand 1:
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (8 handed)

      CO ($24.55)
      Button ($20.70)
      Hero ($4.75)
      BB ($10.60)
      UTG ($3.95)
      UTG+1 ($57.35)
      MP1 ($20.05)
      MP2 ($35.90)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:club: , Q:heart: .
      UTG calls $0.25, [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], MP2 calls $0.25, CO calls $0.25, Button calls $0.25, [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $2.25[/color], [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], UTG folds, [color:#CC3333]MP2 raises to $4.75[/color], CO folds, Button folds, Hero calls $2.50 (All-In).

      Flop: ($10.50) T:spade: , 2:heart: , 8:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      Turn: ($10.50) A:heart: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      River: ($10.50) 5:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      Final Pot: $10.50

      As soon as I raised, I though to myself "I probably should have just pushed that." What do you think? I'm likely committed anyway, plus I'm OOP in the blinds...so should I have just pushed for max fold equity?


      Hand 2:
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed)

      MP3 ($28.10)
      CO ($14.15)
      Button ($25.35)
      SB ($25)
      Hero ($5.30)
      UTG ($36.10)
      UTG+1 ($13.90)
      MP1 ($9.45)
      MP2 ($33.25)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q:club: , A:club: .
      UTG calls $0.25, [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], MP1 calls $0.25, [color:#666666]5 folds[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $1.5[/color], UTG calls $1.25, [color:#CC3333]MP1 raises to $5[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $5.3[/color], UTG folds, MP1 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($12.20) Q:heart: , 8:diamond: , K:club: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      Turn: ($12.20) 6:club: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      River: ($12.20) 2:diamond: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      Final Pot: $12.20

      In this case I'm once again in the blinds, but there are only two limpers, so I don't think open-pushing is justified, but I assume calling the limp-raise was OK? My stacksize to original raise ratio is only slightly more than 2.5:1, so easy all-in, right?

      Thanks,
      Kknight
  • 3 replies
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      You gave yourself the answer for hand 1 and 2 in when you gave your thoughts to hand 1. ;)

      I would push both hands here. In the first hand you have enough limpers to justify the push and in the second hand you would have to act OOP postflop where you either push or give up your hand. So better use the fold equity. The limp raise here from MP1 looks like a medium pocket pair I guess. Same goes for MP2 in hand 1.
    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      So in Hand 2 are you saying to push instead of my initial raise to $1.50, or are you saying push after the limp-raise? Sorry, I read your post several times and didn't quite understand which you were saying I should do.

      And your read is correct. 88 in Hand 1, 55 in Hand 2.

      Thanks,
      Kknight
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      I meant that you push both hands preflop for the reasons I stated. ;)