[NL2-NL10] NL2 - AA: overpair on turn

    • DesertStingray
      Joined: 08.10.2010 Posts: 18
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      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:spade: , A:club:
      MP1 raises to $0,04, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0,18, 4 folds, MP1 calls $0,14.

      Flop: ($0,39) K:spade: , 5:club: , 4:club: (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0,02, Hero raises to $0,40, MP1 calls $0,38.

      Turn: ($1,19) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($1,19) K:club: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1,19

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP1 shows (Js 4s)
      Hero shows two-pair, aces and kings (As Ac)

      Hero wins with two-pair, aces and kings (As Ac)

      I'm never really sure what to do with an overpair on the turn. If I bet on the turn I feel like I'm committing myself to the pot so I check behind and try to get a cheap showdown. When the K:club: comes I don't see how a weaker hand can pay me so I check behind. If a safe card comes I think I should bet again on the river?
  • 2 replies
    • w4terman
      Joined: 04.04.2011 Posts: 757
      no need to be scrared you are loosing a lot of value here!!! plus you are giving a lot of free cards with a flush draw on the board!!

      bet the turn for value and protection you are far ahead most of the times
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello DesertStingray,

      Why ain't ya betting the turn? You still need to protect your hand, there are a lot worse hands in his range which may pay you.

      Best Regards.