[NL2-NL10] NL 10 AQs blind battle

    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
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      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $9.24
      Hero:
      $9.90

      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:heart: , Q:heart:
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.60) 3:club: , 2:spade: , 2:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BB calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($1.40) J:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, BB raises to $2.00, Hero calls $1.00.

      River: ($5.40) 7:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $2.70, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $8.10

      Hate his min-raise. I think that on that level players would never do that with Jx. So I might be hopelessly behind. Should I check/call, check/raise or bet/call if I hit my flush?
  • 2 replies
    • Faye6891
      Faye6891
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      I'd raise a little bit more on the flop ($0.45).

      Bet 1/2 the pot on the turn to try and see a cheap river. As played I think it's OK to call, don't think you're hopelessly behind here. It's possible he has only a J, it's possible he has a 2, it's possible he has absolutely nothing. IMO, A lot of players don't like to give away their BB when the table has folded around and the SB raises PF, so he could have called PF with the intention to bluff only.

      Of course he could be holding something and you have to fold on the river IMO.
    • Thorsten77
      Thorsten77
      Black
      Joined: 28.05.2006 Posts: 12,896
      I'd play the hand the same way. Typically, after the flop call you are behind and I'd c/f. In this spot, its good to make a second barrel as you have fold equity and many outs. I'll also call the minraise - he doesn't necessarily always have a boat...