[NL2-NL10] NL2 AQs

    • dany2391
      dany2391
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.09.2009 Posts: 395
      Standard bets on the flop and turn and a block bet on the river.Do you think I should make it bigger considering he could call with a lot of hands?

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $2
      CO:
      $2.66

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:club: , Q:club:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, CO calls $0.08, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.19) A:heart: , 9:diamond: , 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.12, CO calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.43) K:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.3, CO calls $0.30.

      River: ($1.03) 2:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.3, CO calls $0.30.

      Final Pot: $1.63
  • 2 replies
    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      Flop: It's quite dry but I would rather bet 14c since we do want to build the pot.

      Turn: This turn doesn't change much. I like your bet. 2/3 is a bit too small so 3/4 is better. When he calls us though we should start thinking about the range he does it with. I'm not giving him FD, more some Ax hand, PP are not so likely.

      River: Backdoor flush is unlikely, since he called two streets he probably has some Ax hand. I don't like your block bet, because it may give an opponent the feeling you're weak and he decides to raise 4x. We're in very tough spot then. I would prefer to bet between 1/2 and 2/3 pot for value.

      His range for calling 3 streets doesn't include so many hands. I give him some kind of A - AJ, AT, A9, maybe A8 and A7. Slowplayed sets aren't that likely but possible. 2 pair combos would be played differently.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello dany2391,

      First of all, I'd bet a bit bigger on flop but obvious it ain't a huge mistake. But as played seems kinda fine, there are still a lot worse Ax hands in his range, either we are betting it 1/2 pot size or the way as you did for block-bet, doubt that such a passive player would ever raise with worse.

      Best Regards.