Should I make protection raise with my AA?

polarbear4ndpenguinpolarbear4ndpenguin Red Chipper Posts: 10 ✭✭
edited December 2019 in Online Poker Hands
Yatahay Network - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: 160 BB
UTG: 89.5 BB
Hero (CO): 100 BB
BTN: 73.5 BB
SB: 221 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:diamond: A:heart:

fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, SB calls 2.5 BB, BB calls 2 BB

Flop: (9 BB, 3 players) 9:diamond: K:diamond: 7:club:
SB bets 9 BB, BB calls 9 BB, Hero calls 9 BB

Turn: (36 BB, 3 players) 4:club:
SB checks, BB bets 25 BB, Hero calls 25 BB, SB calls 25 BB

River: (111 BB, 3 players) Q:diamond:
SB checks, BB checks, Hero checks

BB shows 8:club: K:club: (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 16%, Flop 21%, Turn 31%)
Hero shows A:diamond: A:heart: (One Pair, Aces)
(Pre 71%, Flop 60%, Turn 62%)
SB shows Q:club: T:heart: (One Pair, Queens)
(Pre 13%, Flop 19%, Turn 7%)
Hero wins 105.5 BB

Based on the actions of our 2 opponents and the board, their hands may have some connection with the board(they are likely have draw and underpair, sb VP75PR50,bb VP33PR33), should we make protection raise on the flop or the turn to protect our AA?


  • NinjahNinjah Red Chipper Posts: 1,199 ✭✭✭✭
    It's not so much of a protection raise as it is a raise for value/equity denial on such a draw heavy board. BB has the most nutted combos with some sets and all two pairs but when the SB chooses to lead rather than x/r (leads in this formation tend to be with the weaker parts of his range) and then the BB flats, they are both capped here. Even on the turn you have an opportunity to shove but continue to let them realize. I would certainly play this spot much more aggressively.

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