[NL2-NL10] AJ two pair on flop

    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      Was really unsure about betting the turn with this hand;

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $4.32
      CO:
      $2.36
      BU:
      $9.13
      SB:
      $4.78
      BB:
      $5.00
      UTG2:
      $4.00
      MP1:
      $4.33
      MP2 (Hero):
      $2.02


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, J.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, MP3 calls $0.20, 4 folds, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.47) T, J, A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.35, MP3 calls $0.35.

      Turn: ($1.17) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.47, MP3 calls $1.47.

      River: ($4.11) 5 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.11.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks(As Jh).
      MP3 shows a straight, ace high(Qs Ks).

      MP3 wins with a straight, ace high(Qs Ks).

      I though he may be drawing or Ax but did'nt want to let go, should I have checked turn since the board was sooooo drawy?

      Thanks,
      AKM
  • 3 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey AKM,

      Nice hand, well played. You could also consider betting 0.70-0.80$ on the turn and shoving river because a direct turn shove is a bit overbet, but nothing wrong with it because of the drawy board.

      I though he may be drawing or Ax but did'nt want to let go, should I have checked turn since the board was sooooo drawy?


      That would be a big mistake! The drawier the board the harder you have to v-bet and if you didn't bet you would have lost heaps of value against all worse hands Axs, 2-pairs, draws, you name it.

      Best regards,
      burek2000
    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      Thanks Burek,

      I did think this was correct and in fact I like your point about betting bigger for value, obviously sometimes we can doubt ourselves based on results. Thanks for the reassurance mate. :)

      AKM
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Originally posted by AKM247
      Thanks Burek,

      I did think this was correct and in fact I like your point about betting bigger for value, obviously sometimes we can doubt ourselves based on results. Thanks for the reassurance mate. :)

      AKM
      Forums are pretty cool also when you already know most of the stuff but you just need some confirmation when times are not particularly good for you in your career. I remember it helped me through some bad runs when I was first starting out too. Always nice get some other points of view.

      Cheers,
      burek2000