[NL2-NL10] AJo #2!

    • mayapnd
      mayapnd
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 131
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $3.51
      MP3:
      $1.97

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , J:diamond:
      MP3 raises to $0.04, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, MP3 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.25) J:spade: , T:heart: , T:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.16, MP3 calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.57) 4:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.28, MP3 raises to $1.04, Hero raises to $3.23 (All-In), MP3 calls $0.65 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      River: ($3.95) 6:heart: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $3.95

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP3 shows a flush, queen high (Qh 9h)
      Hero shows (Ac Jd)

      MP3 wins with a flush, queen high (Qh 9h)

      Preflop: standard raise i think.
      On the flop: i can't say if he has a T here or not, but i think he would have raised my c-bet there, so i tought of some pretty powerful draws like QKs, 89s, but i think he also has Jx sometimes.
      On the turn: no draws complete so i bet a bit more than half-pot for value here, even tho i should have probably made a bigger bet for protection. After his raise i think he's bluffing here so shove here.

      I think i have a huge problem folding such hands where i have TPTK, and i lost quite a lot but i feel like most of the loses are suckouts. Is it ok to play such hands like this?
  • 1 reply
    • funktor
      funktor
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.08.2008 Posts: 922
      Hi mayapnd!

      Preflop:
      I like re-raise his min raise. I am folding here to 4-bet.

      Flop:
      C-bet is fine.

      Turn:
      I keep bareling here as well. I would bet $0.4-0.45 here to protect from draws.
      His AF is 1.6 and is rather passive. Most of the time we are here against T, overpair, rarely to monster draw (you mentioned in your comments).
      He would raise that on flop to be able get free cards or played passivele due to paired board.

      River:
      In case we are just called we can check-call safe rivers for bluf catches, check-fold othervise. We probably do not wan to call here big overbets.

      Turn equity analysis:
      Let say MP3 is raising here
      T9s, TJ, TQ, TK, TA, JA, KsQs, KhQh, Qs9s, Qh9h, 8s9s, 8h9h, AhQh, AsQs, AhKh,AsKs

      Our AJ is 23% dog to this range and we have to fold.

      Regards

      Funktor