[NL2-NL10] KJo VS AA - Could I have avoided this loss?

    • jetocumen
      jetocumen
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.12.2011 Posts: 48
      Hi to all,

      Just want to know if I made the right decision on this hand. It was my first time to play 2 tables at a time, so I was not really observing the other player.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):
      $3.55
      UTG1:
      $2.30
      UTG2:
      $1.92
      MP1:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $0.41
      MP3:
      $2.04
      CO:
      $0.71
      BU:
      $1.68
      SB:
      $3.51


      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, J.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.08, 6 folds, Hero calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.17) 9, 8, 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.08, UTG2 raises to $0.24, Hero calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.65) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.41, UTG2 raises to $1.60, Hero calls $1.19.

      River: ($3.85) 3 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $3.85.
      Results follow:

      UTG2 shows a pair of aces(A A).
      Hero shows a pair of jacks(K J).

      UTG2 wins with a pair of aces(A A).

      Here are my questions:

      1. Is it right to call a raise with KJo assuming the other player is a TAG.
      2. Should I have raised or folded on the flop?
      3. Was it a good move to raise on the turn when I saw the jack or should I have checked and waited for a raise?
      4. Should i have folded when he went all in?
  • 2 replies
    • sebralane
      sebralane
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.09.2009 Posts: 146
      why continiue post flop
      u didnt hit anything good.
      imo easy fold post flop :/
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello jetocumen,

      Welcome to the NL Hand Evaluation Forum! Hopefully we will see more hands from you in the future. I hope that with our help you can improve your play and as well move up the limits. We will be waiting for the next hands and till that good luck on tables!

      Preflop: Against UTG range I wouldn't Call in first place since playing the hand OOP and most likely vs dominated range isn't the greatest choice. Especially seeing how you play your hand. :(

      As played
      Postflop: No point even to donk the flop and especially totally overplayed vs those raises. Easy fold on flop and safe fold on turn. That's why you shouldn't even be playing those hands in first place preflop. ;)

      Best Regards.