[NL2-NL10] NL2 AKo

    • feketepok
      Joined: 25.09.2010 Posts: 56
      Full Tilt - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $2.59
      BB: $0.70
      UTG: $2.59
      UTG+1: $2.32
      Hero (MP): $2.11
      MP+1: $1.97
      CO: $4.87
      BTN: $2.00

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has K:club: A:diamond:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.10, fold, CO calls $0.10, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.25, 2 players) J:club: J:diamond: 5:spade:
      Hero bets $0.20, CO calls $0.20

      Turn: ($0.65, 2 players) A:spade:
      Hero bets $0.40, CO calls $0.40

      River: ($1.45, 2 players) Q:heart:
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.04, Hero calls $1.04


      AKo again. I was assuming he could call with Ax. The river bet is a bit suspicious, but could be a bluff. How would you play this hand?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello feketepok,

      Flop: CBet doesn't have to be that big, ~$0.15 should be enough.

      As played
      Turn: You could also consider just Check/Calling, depending on the opponent but if you think he is loose enough then Betting yourself is totally fine. Just the problem is that he will have hard time Calling with a lot worse here if he didn't hit the Ace.
      River: I don't think that people in NL2 bluff in such spots, it's either an Ace or even better hand. As he Called us on turn then you can likely bet yourself here, ~$0.60 to avoid Checking him behind with weaker hands.

      Best regards.