This site uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. By continuing to browse the website, you accept such cookies. For more details and to change your settings, see our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. Close

[NL2-NL10] NL2- AJs vs unknown

    • Dback357
      Dback357
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.07.2010 Posts: 160
      Hello,

      in this hand I play against an unknown guy.

      Pre-flop- I called because of the good odds.
      Flop- I called the small bet with 2 overcards + back door flush draw.
      Turn- This time the odds are not that great + we are on the turn so I fold.

      I think, for the given odds, folding pre-flop or on the flop would not be a good decision. Should I raise him on the flop? The bet looks a bit weak, but he 3bet me pre-flop so I assume he has some kind of a decent hand and on this limit, I'm not sure an unknown would fold a decent hand (even if it's AK or AQ) on this flop.

      By the way, I played a second, a bit similar hand against this guy later, I'll post that also.

      Thank you.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):
      $2.00
      BB:
      $2.50
      UTG1:
      $1.81
      UTG2:
      $0.23
      MP1:
      $2.05
      MP2:
      $1.12
      MP3:
      $2.51
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $1.88


      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, A.
      7 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BB raises to $0.14, Hero calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.28) 9, 3, 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.08, Hero calls $0.08.

      Turn: ($0.44) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.24, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.44.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Dback357,

      Basically you could as well try to Check/Raise against his small donk here. The problem with calling can be that you are just putting yourself into difficult spots when you for example hit the J or A, you could still be behind vs a dominated hand or as well he could have some kind of overpair already.

      Best regards.