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25c 90 man - AA vs wet flop

25c 90 man - AA vs wet flop - Thu Dec 26, 2013, 08:33 AM
IBNash's Avatar
Since: Oct 2013
Posts: 177
Opps was tight, 10/3/0 over 40 hands. How easy should it be to fold AA to the flop raise? The abnormally large raise pre flop was to discourage the chronic limpers who'd limp ATC 3x-5xBBs.

Thu Dec 26, 2013, 07:25 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,802
Hi IBNash!

With AA or any other hand that I want to open, I need to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper (90). I do not want to make abnormally large nor small bets, as this is a tell as to my hand strength. By making a bet of 250, it just turns my cards face up and screams to the opp large pair.

I see a HU flop OOP and it's all diamonds. I will make a c-bet here, but the key is the sizing of it. I need to once again, make a standard bet of 1/2 pot (273). I do not want to overbet here again, as it tells the opp exactly what cards I'm holding. Doing this will also end up getting me value-owned... it will cause all worse hands to fold and all better hands to call or raise... the exact opposite of what I want to have happen.

The opp now min-raises me and the key here is that the raise pot commits them. The opp is a nit to start with (10/3) and now makes a pot-committing bet. This is almost always going to be a flush, set, or best case Ax with the ace of diamonds and my hand does not play well at all against this range. Due to this, I need to fold.

The key here is to make two standard bets, so that if I do have to fold (like I do here), I only put 90 chips into the pot preflop and another 113 chips on the flop before I have to fold.

I do not want to be married to a hand, especially AA, and I also do not want to value-own myself with abnormal bets that tell the opp exactly what my cards are.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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