[NL2-NL10] NL2 AK checked behind on the river

    • GazAsh2002
      Joined: 03.03.2011 Posts: 49
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A:heart: , K:heart:
      Hero raises to $0.08, 4 folds, BU calls $0.08, SB calls $0.07, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.32) A:diamond: , J:spade: , T:spade: (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.2, BU folds, SB calls $0.20, BB folds.

      Turn: ($0.72) J:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.5, SB calls $0.50.

      River: ($1.72) 5:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1.72

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two-pair, aces and jacks (Ah Kh)
      SB shows two-pair, aces and jacks (As Kc)

      Hero wins with two-pair, aces and jacks (Ah Kh)
      SB wins with two-pair, aces and jacks (As Kc)

      I checked behind on the river here due to the jacks & possible flush on the board, would it have been foolish to bet here, or should I have been going for value?

      [Edit : Corrected title]
  • 2 replies
    • acceleration123
      Joined: 11.12.2010 Posts: 5,312
      You can even bet it bigger on the flop because of the number of opponents and also given the fact that the flop is kinda drawy therefore --> the need of protection increases. Likely betting full pot would be fine. But ain´t that big mistake imo to bet like only 0,2.

      And yes, likely check behind on the river, not much worse calling you down.

      Well played :)
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello GazAsh2002,

      You could likely bet like $0,25+ on flop. Otherwise seems to be somewhat fine. Although I guess you still could threw a bet there and even ship which wouldn't be a mistake for the reason if he had the flush himself then I am pretty sure that he would just ship it himself than Check/Call it.

      Best regards.