[NL2-NL10] NL2 ATo on BU

    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,014
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      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, T.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, MP1 calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.19) A, K, J (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10.
      Funny flop... good thing I have position.
      I get top pair with a reasonable kicker and a inside straight draw... I guess I'm supposed to bet something, right? And fold if I'm raised.

      Turn: ($0.39) T (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.15, MP1 calls $0.15.
      I get an extremely dangerous two pair since any queen has me beat... I'd guess my hand has even gone down in value.
      So I make a smallish bet under half pot as a way to ask "do you have a queen"... should I rather just check/fold already? Seems a bit too weak...

      River: ($0.69) 9 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.69, Hero folds, MP1 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.69.

      Potsize... well, that could either mean a big bluff or, more probably, that his flush draw hit or that he really has a queen. Either way I'm beat badly, so I fold.
      Anyway, what should I have done if he checked or bet smaller?
      I'd check behind if he checked, and I think that I'd call something up to half pot. Would that be reasonable enough?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Tomaloc,

      Flop: Your bet sizing is a bit too weak, I'd bet bigger on flop like $0,14.
      Turn: And likely betting the turn for protection and maybe even for free showdown should be fine. Although if you want to bet then I'd do it a bit bigger like $0,22+. Might even Check behind against passive opponents while he will anyways have hard time Calling with a lot worse.
      River: Not much to do than fold the hand, he has you beat. FD completed, Qx beats us. Even better 2pairs are possible, although he wouldn't play like that them.

      Best regards.