[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR - QTs: straight on paired board

    • numbnutter
      numbnutter
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2011 Posts: 139
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):
      $2.06
      BU:
      $2.14
      SB:
      $0.48
      BB:
      $2.07
      UTG2:
      $0.96
      MP1:
      $2.06
      MP2:
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $0.91


      Preflop: Hero is CO with T, Q.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, 2 folds, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.13) K, 7, A (2 players)
      BB bets $0.06, Hero calls $0.06.

      Turn: ($0.25) A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.18, BB calls $0.18.

      River: ($0.61) J (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.30, BB raises to $1.00, Hero calls $0.70.

      Final Pot: $2.61.
      Results follow:

      BB shows three of a kind, aces(4 A).
      Hero shows a straight, ace high(T Q).

      Hero wins with a straight, ace high(T Q).

      So I call the flop as he'd been donking out quite a lot in other hands and could be holding anything here. When he checks to me on the turn I decide to bet as I have quite a bit of fold equity if he's not holding the ace, and if he calls then his hand is pretty face up anyway.
      Once I make my straight on the river i'm pretty sure i'm ahead, and then he decides to check-raise me. I just called as I figured he could easily be holding slowplayed AJ or A7 here, but should I be shoving this one after his raise?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello numbnutter,

      I'd really rather Check it behind on the turn rather than Bet. You will rarely make any better hands to fold. But otherwise seems to be kinda close but of course it's callable while he may easily even have worse Ax hands in his range.

      Best Regards.