Monday, 29 October 2012

Welcome Back To NL100

A nice welcome back to NL100.

I was playing ZOOM and the promo was still on so I was limping a few different hands to balance my range as you have to limp the BOOM promo hand

Poker Stars, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players

BTN: $48.50 (48.5 bb)
SB: $50 (50 bb)
BB: $377.40 (377.4 bb)
UTG+1: $100 (100 bb)
Hero (UTG+2): $297.06 (297.1 bb)
MP1: $246.49 (246.5 bb)
MP2: $115.50 (115.5 bb)
MP3: $100 (100 bb)
CO: $162 (162 bb)

Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with A of spades A of diamonds
UTG+1 folds, Hero calls $1, MP1 raises to $4, 6 folds, Hero raises to $16, MP1 calls $12

Flop: ($33.50) A of clubs J of hearts 8 of spades (2 players)
Hero bets $19.83, MP1 calls $19.83

Turn: ($73.16) 5 of hearts (2 players)
Hero checks, MP1 bets $47, Hero raises to $261.23 and is all-in, MP1 calls $163.66 and is all-in

River: ($494.48) 9 of diamonds (2 players, 2 are all-in)

Results: $494.48 pot ($2.80 rake)
Final Board: A of clubs J of hearts 8 of spades 5 of hearts 9 of diamonds
Hero showed A of spades A of diamonds and won $491.68 ($245.19 net)
MP1 mucked J of clubs J of spades and lost (-$246.49 net)

Was my turn jam a mistake? Should I have played it different? Maybe cbet the turn or crai smaller? Its the biggest pot I have been in for a while so maybe I had a rush of blood on the turn card.


  1. hey... Why did you limp/3bet the AA?... Was villain a whale? He should not stack off with JJ on that turn(250bb deep) after you limped/3bet. From my experience limp/3bet are 80% AA and 20% KK.

  2. I agree with the danuuutz; limp-RR from EP basically turns your hand face up to most thinking players. Did you have him pegged as level-1 fish?

    The CRAI on the turn also should have scared him off of anything but a set. I think you got lucky he was dumb.

  3. Villain was an unknown.

    This was at a ZOOM table during last weeks promo. To maximise your chance of winning with the promo hand (must go to showdown) you have to limp when you get that hand. If you are only limpin the promo hand then all the regs know what you have so I was limpin various hands and calling with some and re-raising with others, to balance.

    Promo is over now so there won't be any more limpin :)

    Very surprised to be paid off here but thought he had JJ due to his timing tells

  4. FWIW, I won 13 times with the promo hands during last week which is probably one of biggest successes on stars so all the limpin was worth it :)

    What do you guys think about the strategy of limpin your entire range and then calling with all medium strength and RR with all big hands (JJ+, AQ+)

    I have seen 2 guys execute this very well and people continue to pay them off because they simply don't adjust or iso by mistake due to playing too many tables and not noticing that the limper was a reg

  5. "What do you guys think about the strategy of limpin your entire range and then calling with all medium strength and RR with all big hands (JJ+, AQ+)"
    I am not a fan of this play. I know some regs that limp/3bet bluff(repping AA) sometimes. If you start limping these big hands, the first adjustment that any good reg will make is, to limp behind speculative hands and never isolate you, witch will be a disaster for you because you will be playing small pots, posibly multiway with hands that don't do well multiway and can't stand mutch heat.

    I would just focus on playing a solid game and never open limping(I rarerly even limp behind... I just prefer to isolate)


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