[NL2-NL10] NL10 - MSS, AJ in SB

    • BadeaCelRau
      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, J.
      UTG1 calls $0.10, 6 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, BB folds, UTG1 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.1) 7, A, 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, UTG1 calls $0.60.

      Turn: ($2.3) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG1 raises to $1.50(All-In), Hero calls $1.50.

      River: ($5.3) J (2 players)

      Final Pot: $5.3.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks(Ac Jd).
      UTG1 shows a flush, ace high(Th Jh).

      UTG1 wins with a flush, ace high(Th Jh).

      Villain stats in 70 hands :
      26(vpip)/10(pfr)/3(3bet)/100(f 3bet)/14(steal)
      67(cbet)/50(fcbet)/100(f 2nd barrel)/27(wtsd)/3.2(af)

      I bet too small on the flop thinking the board is dry, with only one flushdraw but the platform decides to punish me :D .
      My first question is if I should check/fold, as played

      If I bet 0.8$ on the flop and he has a flushdraw I offer him 1/3.4 pot odds so he has to gain another 5-3.4=1.6, that means 1.6*0.8=1.28$, from me on the turn, and he gets it because I'll have to bet the turn again and he'll have 1.3$ left. Perfect play from his part :D
      If I bet 0.9$ into 1.1$ pot isn't it a bit of an overplay/overbet from me, considering his whole range and what hands he might call? Wouldn't it isolate me against hands with a 7(A7, sc) and better aces?

      My second question is how much should I bet?
  • 1 reply
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Badea,

      C-betting 0.60 is fine, you could bet a bit more, but as played is completely fine because the board indeed is dry(paired A-high with FD).

      The problem with your line is you should shove turn yourself. If you check/call then he shoves with flushes and better Ax hands while he check low Axs back. If you shove yourself you get value from worse as well.

      Best regards,