[NL2-NL10] NL2- AJs vs unknown

    • Dback357
      Joined: 01.07.2010 Posts: 160

      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):

      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
      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.