Saturday, January 1, 2011

What would you do? Aces vs. complete unknown.

Feral Cow Poker
Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em $0.10/$0.25 - 9 players

UTG+1: $31.12
MP: $25.00 (Hero)
MP2: $29.27
HJ: $23.38
CO: $17.50
Button: $19.50
SB: $15.00
BB: $44.63
UTG: $8.35

Preflop: ($0.35) Hero is MP with (9 players)
2 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, 2 folds, CO calls $1, 2 folds, BB calls $1
CO posts, then calls a raise.

Flop: ($3.60) (3 players)
BB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $3.25,
I've got no hands on the villain, he has just sat down at the table. Paired board, both flush and straight draws. Do you take this to the wall?

What would you do?

We don't really have 0 reads, we have at least 3:
Villain posted.
Villain has less than a full stack.
Villain cold called a raise from an early position raiser.

All in all, I think this is enough info to deduce that villain is capable of making mistakes in calling all-in with worse than my aces. If he has an 8, well ha ha ha poker gods. I think a shove looks most bluffy.

BB folds, Hero raises to $23.75, and is all in, CO calls $13, and is all in

Turn: ($36.10) (2 players)

River: ($36.10) (2 players)

Hero showed , and won ($34.54) with two pair, Aces and Eights
CO showed , and lost with two pair, Nines and Eights
Hero won $34.54
(Rake: $1.81)

Good read.