[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH AJs

    • MrMardyBum
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,206
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.05(BB) Poker Stars
      SB ($1.98)
      BB ($4.51)
      Hero ($12.50)
      UTG+1 ($2.91)
      CO ($1.93)
      BTN ($6.21)

      Dealt to Hero A:spade: J:spade:

      Hero raises to $0.20, fold, fold, BTN calls $0.20, SB calls $0.18, fold

      FLOP ($0.65) A:heart: 3:spade: 4:heart:

      SB checks, Hero bets $0.45, BTN calls $0.45, SB folds

      TURN ($1.55) A:heart: 3:spade: 4:heart: 7:diamond:

      Hero bets $0.75, BTN calls $0.75

      RIVER ($3.05) A:heart: 3:spade: 4:heart: 7:diamond: 8:club:

      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.75, Hero calls $1.75

      BTN shows A:club: Q:club:
      (Pre 71%, Flop 80.8%, Turn 93.2%)

      Hero shows A:spade: J:spade:
      (Pre 29%, Flop 19.2%, Turn 6.8%)

      BTN wins $6.23

      Villain = 42/0 Standard fishy type player

      Pre / Flop = Standard

      Turn - I bet pretty small because I failed to pick up any extra outs and figured he could easily have 2 pair on this board.

      River - Do you think this call is okay? I can't lead here (imo) because I would be forced to fold to a raise.. So is this a bad call in general or just standard given the action?
  • 2 replies
    • Wriggers
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      You can lead here definitely. But you also have to snap fold to a raise :D If you bet you're still betting for value against random middle pair and TPNK hands, he never raises the river with those hands, but always calls the TP hands. If you check he checks back a lot of hands that would call a small river bet and you miss out on value.

      However saying that I don't think a c/c is too bad since it allows him to bluff with missed draws (although a lot of missed draws have an 8 in which would check back thinking they had showdown value a lot).

      I think overall I prefer a b/f in this spot rather than a c/c, if a flushdraw had missed or a blank river had fallen then a c/c might be better :)
    • fusionpk
      Joined: 21.01.2010 Posts: 1,683
      bet bigger on the turn imo esp vs this opponent