[NL20-NL50] A9o steal from SB

    • oedipa
      oedipa
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.07.2009 Posts: 127
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $30.78
      MP1:
      $26.23
      MP2:
      $32.31
      MP3:
      $19.41
      CO:
      $26.54
      BU:
      $16.90
      SB (Hero):
      $25.45
      BB:
      $25.00
      UTG1:
      $39.93


      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, 9.
      7 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, BB calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($1.5) K, T, K (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks.

      Turn: ($1.5) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.75, Hero calls $0.75.

      River: ($3) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, BB calls $0.50.

      Final Pot: $4.

      villain is 11/9 after 500 hands, fold to steal 90%, low aggression
      I don't cbet as I expect many floats and instead I wanted to check/raise.
      On the turn I don't see any more value in check/raise. I don't want to get my bet raised so I just c/c.
      On the river I was lost, wanted to induce a raise but I had to c/r or bet 2/3 - 3/4? How would I or him play lower pockets in this situation?
      What do you think?
      Thank you for opinions
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      since you hold there A high I would still prefer c-bet, since he would likely fold his small pp-s
      You can go for c/r, but if get called you´re really lost and either building big pot with A high or have to c/f
      I think c/c turn is fine. Since your hand doesn´t look like Ax I´d likely would c7r river to let him bluff all of his hands.
      If you´re going to bet, make it 2$, if he has there Kx or tx he might look you up