Position:Late Game:No Limit Hold'em Pot Size:1,050 Blinds:150/300 Your Stack:12,000 My Cards: A 4 Board Cards: A T 7
I am playing at a very loose table and two other players with stacks about equal to my limp into the pot. I see a free flop from the big blind while holding A-4 off-suit, and it comes Ace high. I bet 500, and one player folds while the other raises to 1,500.
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 32 (M)
Well you seems to be in the chipleading, so i dont think you have to risk your stack with a badly kicked ace... maybe if u have seen the guy make really often that kind of moves... but even there, if ur ace is good : he reraise, you call.... then come the turn : maybe he hit his set, his two pairs and you take some more chance to be fastly out of the tournament when no need to take risks !
It says on top.....Position:Late (The very first thing in this thread!!!)
Then you say....."I see a free flop from the big blind while holding A-4 off-suit,...."
If I am wrong then I need to start taking some NDB's for bingo and quit poker all together!!!!! And what do you mean by "What should I do?" You bet too much with a weak A from the BB and were about to get stomped.
Personally you missed the chance pre flop. A raise pre flop would have shown some strength. Then after the flop you can check/fold, check/raise and your options are far better.
By showing no strength pre flop you are not going to convince anyone that you are strong after the flop.
So, going back to the original question, its an instafold in this case. You have no idea where you are in the hand, and by merely checking pre flop and taking the free card you could have let someone in with a weak hand.
Joined: Apr '08
Age: 44 (M)
Don't risk your stack here, it is not a worthy hand at all. Also, why did you lead out? If there are some cards loose people love to play are connectors like 89. I'd say that in the flop with a medium strong hand, I bet to take it down there. But if someone has 89 here, he's not going away, so I would have checked here.
I think you made a mistake by going in with a serious bet yourself first. I would have waited and see what your agressive opponent would be doing. Now, you are in for 500 with a very low kicker which will probably lose you the hand. Be more patient, and though agresseon often enough is the key to a win, but your opponent knows that too, obiously