[NL2-NL10] AJ bluff induce

    • YourDoom
      YourDoom
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      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 878
      Is checking behind turn to induce bluff ok? Shove river?

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $1,79
      Hero:
      $5,35

      0,02/0,05 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.88 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:diamond: , J:heart:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0,17, SB calls $0,15, BB folds

      Flop: ($0,49) A:club: , K:heart: , 3:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero raises to $0,25, SB calls $0,25.

      Turn: ($0,89) 6:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0,89) 2:heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $0,89, Hero calls $0,89.

      Final Pot: $2,67

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of aces (Ad Jh)
      SB shows (Qs Qc)

      Hero wins with a pair of aces (Ad Jh)
  • 5 replies
    • fryandspicy
      fryandspicy
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      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 440
      Checking turn is fine on such a dry board because if he reraises turn, or calls turn and bets river, you'll have to fold your ace. On the river just call because if you raise he'll fold anything you beat and call with anything that beats you.
    • DoigteurFou
      DoigteurFou
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      Joined: 16.08.2007 Posts: 1,528
      Nice hand!
      Bet flop as your usual continuation bet on this flop then control of the pot because of the wa/wb situation.

      However this should not have been a bluff induce. Your hand is pretty weak here (you are likely to be beaten by other TP) but you may still be ahead. You need to see the showdown as cheap as possible, that's why your line is good.

      Allin river would be a complete mistake because you will only get called by stronger hands (i think the worst hand that would call an river allin would be AQ). Betting the turn would make the pot bigger, which is the exact opposite of how you should play the hand.

      Don't overplay AJ. It is a good hand, but it is far from being a top hand because it is easily dominated. that's why KQ is a better hand to get into a pot.
    • YourDoom
      YourDoom
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      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 878
      Originally posted by fryandspicy
      Checking turn is fine on such a dry board because if he reraises turn, or calls turn and bets river, you'll have to fold your ace. On the river just call because if you raise he'll fold anything you beat and call with anything that beats you.
      No, He will not fold all worse hands, He have just 0.48 left!
    • fryandspicy
      fryandspicy
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      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 440
      Oh right, then ship it for value! :f_biggrin:
    • Bierbaer
      Bierbaer
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      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      I'd bet the turn for value against him. There are a lot of worse Ax in his range and at the same time AK and KK/AA are unlikely as he'd reraise them preflop oftentimes.

      I'd bet 0.55 on the turn and fold to a checkraise because he's unlikely to bluff - but he won't checkraise often because he only does it for value.
      If he check/calls I'm shoving the river for value.