[NL2-NL10] NL10 FR AJ in BB, straight on the river

    • BadeaCelRau
      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem
      8 Players
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      UTG ($4)
      UTG+1 ($6.72)
      MP1 ($11.73)
      MP2 ($21.50)
      CO ($2.85)
      BTN ($9.85)
      SB ($10.15)
      Hero (BB) ($10.64)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 8 players) Hero is BB J:club: A:club:
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.30, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: 9:heart: A:heart: 7:spade: ($0.65, 2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.48, Hero calls $0.48

      Turn: 10:club: ($1.61, 2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

      River: 8:spade: ($3.21, 2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $1.60, Hero raises to $6, MP2 goes all-in $19.92, Hero goes all-in $3.06

      Final Pot: $32.19
      MP2 shows
      J:spade: Q:diamond:
      Hero shows
      J:club: A:club:

      MP2 wins $31.13 (net +$9.63)

      Hero collects $0.00 (net -$10.64)

      I don't use stats unfortunately. Some things about villain : he is a regular, a pretty loose one and he opens x3 universally, be it 87s from MP1 or AA from utg; he calls AK, not 3bets it, I'm not 100% sure about his 3bet calling range but he seems to call AQ, AK, TT+. He cbets or bets 1/2 potsize for value or as a bluff, for example bet 1/2 three times with AA on Q99, including a river bet in position when the flush completes.

      I wanted to just call AJ because if he calls my 3bet I wouldn't be in a happy spot since his range is better. The board looks pretty dry and I can't represent anything with a raise, maybe isolate myself against AQ+ or two pairs only. On the river I hit a straight but I wanted to let him bet a third time with A9-AT, in case he has it, or AK, I'm not sure if he would bet AK a third time but since I tried some check-raise bluffs on him in the past it seemed like the thing to do. Also, he would probably fold all underpairs. So I check-raise and he goes allin. Bad play?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello BadeaCelRau,

      Boh, the turn is really ugly. As you say he may even bet for value with 1/2 pot size bet then it ain't the best spot. The problem is that we don't really beat many hands there than just some bluff/semi-bluff. Since most of the Ax make already 2pairs. :(

      Therefore I might even fold it on turn to avoid any further mistakes while being OOP.

      As played rather just Check/Shove directly. If he would Call your raise then he would most likely even Call the shove too.

      Best regards.