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2NL Zoom - AJs - flop all-in with top pair and flush draw...good idea?

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  • 2NL Zoom - AJs - flop all-in with top pair and flush draw...good idea?

    Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. BTN: $3.28 (164 bb) SB: $3.28 (164 bb) BB: $1.46 (73 bb) UTG+1: $13.77 (688.5 bb) Hero (UTG+2): $2.14 (107 bb) MP1: $1.87 (93.5 bb) MP2: $3.80 (190 bb) MP3: $1.97 (98.5 bb) CO: $2 (100 bb) Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with J A UTG+1 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, MP1 calls $0.06, 3 folds, BTN calls $0.06, 2 folds Flop: ($0.21) 3 A 6 (3 players) Hero bets $0.14, MP1 raises to $0.28, BTN calls $0.28, Hero raises to $2.08 and is all-in, MP1 calls $1.53 and is all-in, BTN calls $1.80 Turn: ($6.18) 5 (3 players, 2 are all-in) River: ($6.18) 4 (3 players, 2 are all-in) Results:

    $6.18 pot ($0.22 rake) Final Board: 3 A 6 5 4 BTN showed 6 6 and won $5.96 ($3.82 net) Hero showed J A and lost (-$2.14 net) MP1 showed 6 A and lost (-$1.87 net) [/spoiler] Looking for some feedback here. I felt that this was a good position to try and get a big bet in to try and get lucky or even hope to be up against a weaker aces or worse flush draw. I don't hate the way this hand was played but am looking for advice or other opinions on how this could have been played differently. Thanks for your help as always.

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    Hi Ducttape,

    It's not terrible shoving here, as we are always drawing live, but I don't think we can expect to be getting stacks in vs. worse aces without some read that the villains are ginormous fish. The click back min-raise can be a fish-tell of a big hand, and the button cold calling should bring concern as well. That being said, I don't mind getting it in here vs. 2 villains. The made hands that stack off the flop should all be ahead, but the potential to catch one of them (particularly the button) with a dominated draw compensates for this to an extent. Calling is a better option deeper stacked imo, but here I don't care for it as much... there'd be about $1 in the pot and the button with only a pot sized bet left roughly, makes for an awkward turn spot on non-favorable turn cards.
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    • #3
      **moved to more appropriate forum since this is a cash hand JWK24**
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