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[NL2-NL10] NL4 AKo

    • 0744379
      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      Party, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $5.38 (134.5 bb)
      Hero (MP1): $6.74 (168.5 bb)
      UTG+1: $3.88 (97 bb)
      MP3: $4 (100 bb)
      SB: $4.60 (115 bb)
      BB: $1.70 (42.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $4 (100 bb)
      BTN: $4.12 (103 bb)
      MP2: $3.50 (87.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A K
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.16, 2 folds, CO calls $0.16, BTN calls $0.16, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.54) 3 A K (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, CO calls $0.26, BTN folds

      Turn: ($1.06) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1, Hero raises to $2.28, CO folds

      Results: $3.06 pot ($0.15 rake)
      Final Board: 3 A K 9
      CO mucked and lost (-$1.42 net)
      Hero mucked A K and won $2.91 ($1.49 net)

      I am wondering was my check raise on the turn appropriate. I figured it was the best way of getting more money into the pot. we had played a similar hand previously where I c-bet the flop OOP with air and villain called and raised the turn when I checked.

      I know the 9 on the turn gives more draws but I figured it was worth the risk with top two-pair.

      Would a check call, check the river, line hoping he would bet again be out of the question. I guess if an ugly river came it would be a tough call if he bet the river
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello 0744379,

      Depends really what kind of background you had with the guy. Do you expect him to float you loose on Axx boards? Or rather not. Most likely I'd just bet myself than Check/Raise it while against a Check/Raise he may easily fold his Ax hand.

      And if you are going to Check then most likely I'd Check/Raise rather than let him see a free card.

      Best Regards.