[NL2-NL10] nl25 ak tptk

    • snowylee
      snowylee
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      Joined: 26.01.2007 Posts: 701
      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed) Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)

      saw flop|saw showdown

      BB ($11.40)
      UTG ($5)
      UTG+1 ($6.35)
      MP1 ($27.20)
      MP2 ($24.85)
      MP3 ($23.30)
      Hero ($4.80)
      Button ($12.55)
      SB ($28.45)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, A.
      3 folds, MP3 calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1.25, 3 folds, MP3 calls $1.

      Flop: ($2.85) 5, 6, A (3 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($2.85) Q (3 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $3.55 (All-In), MP3 calls $3.55.

      River: ($0) 7 (3 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: $9.95

      Is it ok to check here since the flop is pretty dry? And if so, should I have made a smaller sized bet on the turn?
  • 8 replies
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      No, just bet 1.9 on flop and push turn.
    • snowylee
      snowylee
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      Joined: 26.01.2007 Posts: 701
      Yeah I guess it might seem a bit suspect, at least if its a somewhat perceptive opponent.
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      Also you don't want to give a freecard because your hand isn't that strong.
    • frzl
      frzl
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      Joined: 25.04.2006 Posts: 9,876
      mh the free card doesn´t matter much on this board against only one opponent but still i would make my normal contibet just to not become readable... against an perceptive opponent you will have to push here because your stack is only 1,25 times the pot
    • snowylee
      snowylee
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      Joined: 26.01.2007 Posts: 701
      Yeah I wasnt concerned with the freecard since it was HU, and as I said before, I agree with your point about perceptive opponents frzl :)
    • xylere
      xylere
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      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      Of course there is nothing criminal in checking this flop, but you shouldn`t do it without a reason) I am experementing a lot on Ace rag flops against some opponents, but I also play my non-Ace hands the same way (on Ace rag flop against the same opponents). However, if you didn`t bet just because you are not afraid of a freecard, you will likely just look suspicious...

      If you want to be tricky here - bet halfpot if you are up against agressive moron, especially if your stack is a bit bigger... this way you will kinda actively "slowplay" your hand)
    • snowylee
      snowylee
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      Yeah I too realised that it wouldve been ultra suspicious to an aware opponent, thank you for your input xylere :)
    • Utahmar
      Utahmar
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      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 2,414
      For cover reasons i would make normal cbet on flop. Its hard for him to catch up, if he hasnt got something in the flop.
      So the only thing he could catch up, is something that beat your pair, like 2 pair.
      If he called the turn, im sure he would have called on the flop also. Or he gained 2 pairs on turn ( unlikely ).