[NL2-NL10] Nl2 Mp3 Ak

    • Jeffers16
      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 304
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:diamond: , K:diamond:
      UTG1 calls $0.02, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, 4 folds, UTG1 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.23) 9:diamond: , 6:spade: , 5:heart: (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $0.16, UTG1 calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.55) Q:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $0.32, UTG1 calls $0.32.

      River: ($1.19) Q:club: (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.76, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $1.95

      The turn I wasn't sure whether to check behind or bet. I decided to bet as I had now gained more outs, any diamond and maybe A or K. I also think a lot of what he may have called the flop conti bet with would fold to a second barrel. TT, JJ, 88, 77.

      Is checking behind a better option?

  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Jeffers16,

      Nah, your line is totally fine the Q :diamond: is a good card for 2nd barrel, gives more equity against the villain also he may fold his weaker pair or PPs there. Nice hand! But one option would be also to just Check behind the turn since he has such a WTS %, which is likely going to Call you with 9x type of hands anyway. Therefore I'd say both lines are acceptable.

      Best regards.