[NL2-NL10] NL5 AQs turn trips, slowplay?

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
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      0.02/0.05 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:club: , Q:club:
      Hero raises to $0.20, 6 folds, BB calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.42) A:spade: , 8:heart: , 2:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.28, BB calls $0.28.

      Turn: ($0.98) A:diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.62, BB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.98

      I know it is rarely wrong to fastplay a strong hand, but I think it would have been better to check the turn here.

      By betting the turn, I represent exactly what I do have, and scare everything away. But if I had checked the turn, it would look like my flop cbet was a bluff, and there is a chance I might get value on the river from villain's pocket pair. Do you agree?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello member001,

      First of all, I'd bet even bigger on flop & turn. And 2nd thing! Like never Check behind on turn! Never-Ever! You just don't protect your hand or get value from worse, basically it's a leak when you Check behind on turn on such a board. Just bet for value and build up the pot, if he folds then not much to do.

      Best regards.