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[NL2-NL10] NL10 Value betting with AKs

    • rudders93
      Joined: 19.06.2011 Posts: 93

      In this hand I'm not sure about whether I played the turn/river correctly.

      On the flop, I think my value cbet was fine as I could probably get weaker hands like AQ-AT, A7-A2, KK-TT and maybe some 9x hands to call (while also being called by AA,99,88,98,A9,A8). Possibly also could get called by flush draws, overall though I think bet got good value.

      The turn I think I should have second barrelled. The card was effectively a blank, and I think that had I barreled again I could have extracted value from a similar range as that on the flop. Would that be sound reasoning for a second barrel? What are my other options here?

      With the river, I think that given I check/called on the turn, a check was reasonable. I would probably have called a bet that was half pot or less and folded to any others. Had I second barreled instead, how would you react to this completed flush? Would you triple barrell or just check/call? Or even check fold?


      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1568456
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP: $19.96
      CO: $8.62
      BTN: $6.83 - VPIP: 35, PFR: 15, 3B: 0, AF: 0.8, Hands: 20
      SB: $10.00
      BB: $22.36
      Hero (UTG): $10.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG with K :heart: A :heart:
      Hero raises to $0.35, MP calls $0.35, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.35, 2 folds

      Flop: ($1.20) 8 :heart: A :diamond: 9 :diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.00, MP folds, BTN calls $1

      Turn: ($3.20) 4 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.00, Hero calls $2

      River: ($7.20) 8 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello rudders93,

      You should definitely consider rather 2nd barreling and protecting your hand than just going for Check/Call vs passive opponent.

      And depending on the actions on turn I would decide either to 3rd barrel or not. But with your play of course we ain't gonna donk the river. :)

      Best Regards.