[NL2-NL10] AJs overplayed??

    • MoneyGirl2906
      MoneyGirl2906
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2010 Posts: 21
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      CO:
      $0.71
      BU:
      $0.77
      SB:
      $0.41
      BB:
      $0.80
      UTG2:
      $1.59
      MP1:
      $5.73
      MP2 (Hero):
      $2.24
      MP3:
      $2.73


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with J, A.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.06, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.21) Q, A, 4 (3 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.18, CO folds, MP1 calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.57) 7 (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.30, MP1 calls $0.30.

      River: ($1.17) K (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1.17.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(J A).
      MP1 shows three of a kind, queens(Q Q).

      MP1 wins with three of a kind, queens(Q Q).
  • 3 replies
    • moneymaker19
      moneymaker19
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 67
      ops...
    • MrOnas
      MrOnas
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.08.2010 Posts: 168
      AJ is a hand that's hard to play. With AK and AQ dominating you. At the NL2 you don't need to do plays that can be tricky. If you like here just call you'll have to hit something insteed of take it down with a c-bet som that's why I belive it's a EV+ play to just fold pre and lock for better spots.

      As played I would just bet a little bit bigger on turn.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello MoneyGirl2906,

      I don't really see why we should have overplayed this. Seems to be totally standard and I would have played the same way. Nice hand! It's pretty hard to get value on river from a lot worse.

      Best regards.