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[NL2-NL10] NL4 A9s in BB

    • BigAl123456
      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 4,080
      PartyGaming - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $7.50-VP38-PR29-AFq76
      SB: $4.00
      Hero (BB): $4.29
      UTG: $1.72
      UTG+1: $3.86
      MP: $5.79
      MP+1: $4.72
      CO: $4.00

      SB posts SB $0.02, Hero posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: ($0.06) Hero has A:diamond: 9:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.16, fold, Hero raises to $0.64, BTN raises to $7.50 and is all-in, fold

      BTN wins $1.30
  • 2 replies
    • johnbeattie85
      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 716
      Looks like a decent spot to 3b. Sizing to large.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      While I agree this is an okay spot to 3bet to about $0.55, I likely wouldn't do it. Hard to explain why exactly especially without the sample size, but players with those stats are usually like, aggressive enough that they have mastered level 1 aggression moves, but not good enough to be comfortable when you take it to the next level.

      So what I'm saying is I expect him to be able to 4-bet preflop in a blind battle quite a bit, which is bad for A9s, unless we 5bet jam it over, which is probably quite spewy without reads still considering he'll have to 4-bet to an amount that will look committing to him. On the other hand if we call I expect him to still c-bet all his air into us as it's basic stuff, but not be able to handle a check/raise correctly on most boards, since it can become quite tricky. Hence I think in a vacuum he's better exploited by us calling and messing with his cbet postflop.

      Obviously it's also harder for you to pull off correctly, so if you don't feel like doing it, 3bet/folding will do just fine.

      Hope it helps.