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$2.5 90's AA SB - Thu Feb 06, 2014, 04:39 AM
sapines1001's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 67
CO: 36.88 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)

Thu Feb 06, 2014, 12:40 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,822
Hi sapines1001!

With AA and a limper in front of me, I'm going to make a standard raise to 200 (3BB+1BB for each limper).

The flop is 3 unders (imagine that), but does have a flush and many straight draws. I'm going to make a lead value bet here and the key is the sizing of it. I need to bet 1/2 pot against one opp in order to price out their draws, so I will bet 225. I don't want to bet less than this or I can be giving the opp the correct odds to try to outdraw me. If I do so and lose the hand, it's my own fault that I lose.

The opp now raises to 500. While the opp could possibly have a set here, the majority of the time a player will raise like this is with some sort of draw. Since I'm well ahead of anything but a set or combination draw, I'm going to raise here. A standard raise would be to 3X the opp's bet, but since that's the overwhelming majority of my chips, I'm 3-bet shoving the flop.

The key with this hand is the initial flop bet, as I need to make it large enough to make the opp have a -EV play. If I bet too small, especially if an observant opp has a flush draw, they will flat here and beat me on the turn.. because I'd be giving them a +EV play.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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