[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH Yet Another Donkey Bet

    • Cervus
      Cervus
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.11.2007 Posts: 59
      0.10/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with T:club: , A:heart:
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, BU folds, SB calls $0.90, BB folds.

      Flop: ($2.25) Q:spade: , 4:heart: , 6:club: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.25, Hero raises to $1.50, SB calls $1.25.

      Turn: ($5.25) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($5.25) 9:spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $1, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $6.25

      Should I have played more aggressively on turn and river?
  • 4 replies
    • Kruppe
      Kruppe
      Black
      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 2,144
      if you thought your A-high was good, maybe you could have made a very small bet on the turn as a kind of block bet for the river? i don't think A-high is good here though. i think he could easily have som kind of pair, and a lot of the time you can't move him off of that kind of hand, so maybe you should only try to push him out if you have a read that tells you that he often folds hands like that.
      i'm not sure about any of that though :) i'd like to hear what others say
    • DoigteurFou
      DoigteurFou
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.08.2007 Posts: 1,528
      Why do you reraise the flop? you should justify this moove with a read or a comment you had on villain. Your hand is crap on the flop and you reraise. Moreover your reraise is extremely small. If a reraise, do it to $2!

      Of course check/fold turn + river. Your hand is extremely bad here.

      If you had reads on villain, you should tell us. Without reads you couldn't play that hand this way i think.
      You could also call the flop with a nice pot odds of 10:1.
    • whipflip15
      whipflip15
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.11.2006 Posts: 284
      Calling flop is fine and raising is fine but you would have to raise a bit more. If you raise flop i think you pretty much have to bet turn and try take down the pot. With AK i would do this but AT i would just call flop.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would 90% re-raise these weak leads, since they might be on draw or have very weak hand or just bet with anything.
      I would re-raise at least 2$, since that would increase probably my fold equity.
      I would also check behind on the turn and fold to river bet