[NL2-NL10] Awkward spot with AJ (when is it not?!)

    • Scooney
      Scooney
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.08.2011 Posts: 104
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $3.86
      Hero:
      $6.91
      MP2:
      $4.1

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A:spade: , J:spade:
      Hero raises to $0.16, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.16, 4 folds, BB calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.50) A:diamond: , Q:diamond: , 6:spade: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.36, MP2 raises to $0.72, BB folds, Hero calls $0.36.
      Turn: ($1.94) 8:spade: (2 players)
      Hero...

      Should I be raising on the flop or is calling fine? Should I ever fold here? Also when I hit a flush draw on the turn should I c/c, b/f? Help!
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Scooney,

      Well, 3betting is really questionable here since you can't really 3bet for value on flop. Rathe rather would take a passive line and most likely depending on the size on turn I'd decide either you Check/Call or not. Donking just doesn't make sense while he could easily raise you again and you wont have that great implied odds anymore.

      Best Regards.