[NL2-NL10] NL2 44 vs AK

    • anhvusa
      anhvusa
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 115
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $2.02
      SB:
      $0.75
      BB:
      $3.20
      UTG1:
      $2.00
      UTG2:
      $2.00
      MP1:
      $2.03
      MP2 (Hero):
      $2.18
      MP3:
      $2.03
      CO:
      $2.20


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 4, 4.
      3 folds, Hero calls $0.02, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.12, Hero calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.25) 5, 2, 4 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.22, BB calls $0.22.

      Turn: ($0.69) A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.54, BB calls $0.54.

      River: ($1.77) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1.77.
      Results follow:


      Hero shows three of a kind, fours(4 4).
      BB shows a pair of aces(K A).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, fours(4 4).


      The BB was a tight and passive player here. When the River came up with a :heart: , I didn't know whether I should Check-behind or just put another barrel here?
  • 2 replies
    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      Don't write results in the title :evil:

      Preflop: It's ok call, especially since we're IP so we'll be able to control the pot.

      Flop: I like your bet very much! We want to get it in as soon as possible. When he only calls us here, we're hoping for PP, but more often he has high overcards and doesn't want to lay them down yet.

      Turn: This card hit his range very much, so if he decides to call $0,30 he will call also $0,60. That's why I would go for higher bet to build the pot for river shove. When he only calls us on second street, he might have some A but more often I give him some medium PP - 88, 99, TT. If he has AK, he probably c/r this turn and goes broke.

      River: At first sight it's not so good card, but if we think about his range I think we can bet-shove. He definitely won't call us with 77,88,TT. I also don't think he would play JJ+ this way. I would also exclude FD, because backdoors are not so likely. I think he might do it with some AJ, AQ and he's not sure whether he's good.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello anhvusa,

      Well, the guy could easily have a lot Ax hands in his range even rather than 3x hands or backdoor flushes. For that reason I'd just ship it for value on river. :)

      Best Regards.