[NL2-NL10] NL5 Sh AK

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
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      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:spade: , K:heart:
      MP2 raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.15, SB calls $0.13, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.50) K:diamond: , 9:diamond: , 2:heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, MP2 bets $0.24, Hero calls $0.24, SB folds.

      Turn: ($0.98) J:heart: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.98) A:club: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.47, Hero raises to $1.58, MP2 calls $1.11.

      Final Pot: $4.14

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows (Ad Qd)
      Hero shows two-pair, aces and kings (As Kh)

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

      This was Sh so MP2 was actually UTG. His raise is perceived to be strong and I didn't want to 3b to face a 4b or isolate myself against KKs or AAs.

      As played, I decided to go for pot control on flop and river. Initial plan was to c/c if blank came and maybe also a smallish bet if scare card dropped.

      Ace on the river and I decided to 3b/f if he shoves.

      Is the play alright?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello cheekopeh,

      Turn: Well, calling the flop of course is considerable. But I don't see why we should Check it behind here. I'd definitely just Bet it right here and protect my hand and maybe even get value from draws/weaker hands.

      As played
      River: Seems to be fine.

      Best Regards.