[NL2-NL10] NL2 AQs tpgk

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.85 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:spade: , Q:spade:
      UTG2 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.10, 3 folds, BU calls $0.10, SB folds, BB calls $0.08, UTG2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.33) A:heart: , 9:diamond: , 8:heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.21, BU folds, BB calls $0.21.

      Turn: ($0.75) 3:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.75) 8:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.28, BB calls $0.28.

      Final Pot: $1.31

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two-pair, aces and eights (As Qs)
      BB shows (Ts Tc)

      Hero wins with two-pair, aces and eights (As Qs)

      Preflop, flop: standard
      Turn: I check behind because I think there are very few worse hands that will call a second barrel - basically only AJ,AT - and everything else will fold, whereas if I check behind on the turn he might bet the river himself with a bluff or a small A, or call a small river bet from me.
      River: I am playing bet/fold here.

      Is this all ok, particularly my thinking on the turn, or should I just keep betting? Villain is a calling station preflop (vpip 81) but not so much postflop (wtsd 29) so I wasn't sure he would call 2-3 streets with worse than tpgk.

  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello member001,

      On such a draw-heavy board I would as well bet the turn for value and of course for protection. And likely even for free showdown and then decide on river what my actions will be either to bet for value or not.

      Best regards.