Hand 7 – AhAd

Winamax, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

Hero (BTN): $1.95 (97.5 bb)
SB: $0.95 (47.5 bb)
BB: $2.24 (112 bb)
MP: $1 (50 bb)
CO: $1.32 (66 bb)

Preflop: Hero is BTN with :Ah: :Ad:
2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB folds, BB calls $0.04

Flop: ($0.13) :3h: :7h: :Kc: (2 players)
BB bets $0.07, Hero raises to $0.14, BB calls $0.07

Turn: ($0.41) :Tc: (2 players)
Hero bets $0.30, BB calls $0.30

River: ($1.01) :2c: (2 players)
BB bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50



$2.01 pot ($0.13 rake)
Final Board: :3h: :7h: :Kc: :Tc: :2c:
Hero showed :Ah: :Ad: and lost (-$1 net)
BB showed :2s: :Kh: and won $1.88 ($0.88 net)


I want to publish this hand because at the time it was hard for me to see where I failed hard. Because with AA you always have to make a big mistake to failed with it.

Today I see things differently. My first mistake and probably the worst one is PreFlop. I had to 3-BET hard! Villain raised 3x and with AA I had to 3BET 9BB. I don't think Villain would call with K2s. I know that at this moment I wanted to underbluff my hand and the :Kc: on the Flop was a bless.

When Villain bet Flop 1/2 pot that's a good thing I 3-BET but I 3-BET light which is another issue. I should 3x his bet at least : 3-BET 0.21€ even 0.30€.

On the Turn I remember being scare of the :Tc: , KTo is in the range of Villain. And when I saw his bet 3/4 pot I called, but why ?! If I'm scared of this Ten, due to a possible double pair, why call ? And if I want to go the River, why just call ? :Tc: is in my range too, and 3-BET here could be better.

On the River I was damn. To me Villain just have a pair of King but I'm scared of this Ten and the Flush (even if he can't have it due to my 3-BET on the Flop). I saw his bet 1/2 pot as a regular value bet top pair but I was wrong.

I know that I couldn't do anything on the River, I'll loose no matter what I could do. So my main mistakes were PreFlop by no 3-BETing and on the Flop by 3-BETing too light.

I need to value when I have to and stop trying to be sneacky by underbluffing my good hands. It's better to win a small pot than loosing a big pot.

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