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[NL2-NL10] NL10, AJs bad play with 2-pair

    • Pichux
      Joined: 02.02.2009 Posts: 318
      ***** Hand History for Game 2437111589 ***** (IPoker)
      $10.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Sunday, September 19, 05:45:31 ET 2010
      Table Trephine (Real Money)
      Seat 8 is the button
      Seat 1: slippers8 ( $9.93 USD )
      Seat 3: iloseall ( $7.25 USD )
      Seat 5: Piters1990 ( $17.09 USD )
      Seat 6: AArimanAA ( $5.70 USD )
      Seat 8: chenbro ( $10.00 USD )
      Seat 10: novejmanymejkr ( $15.81 USD )
      novejmanymejkr posts small blind [$0.05 USD].
      slippers8 posts big blind [$0.10 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to Piters1990 [ J :spade: A :spade: ]
      iloseall raises [$0.30 USD]
      Piters1990 calls [$0.30 USD]
      AArimanAA folds
      chenbro folds
      novejmanymejkr folds
      slippers8 folds
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ J :club: , A :diamond: , K :spade: ]
      iloseall bets [$0.60 USD]
      Piters1990 raises [$1.55 USD]
      iloseall raises [$6.35 USD]
      Piters1990 calls [$5.40 USD]

      Villain: 24/14/3.3 on 286h sample.

      Just runing on the better hand here. Played it very bad, because there are almost no hands, that i beat here after he 3-bets all-in on flop. I guess that raise/fold here is the best option.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I think I like just calling better, since the value in raising the flop against a UTG range is somewhat fuzzy. By just calling the flop we'll get him to valuebet again top pairs on the turn and possibly check/call a river bet from us if we make it small enough. True we let him draw to a gutshot to the nuts with stuff like AQ, but I don't think felting that flop hoping he has KJ is worth the extra protection.

      Just realize our hand on that board against his range is just a middle strength hand and play it careful like you would other middle strength hands, trying to make sure you don't blow worse hands out of the pot while you get some value from them.

      Hope it helps.