[NL2-NL10] Aj

    • thebaptist333
      Joined: 13.01.2009 Posts: 185
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, A.
      7 folds, SB raises to $0.12, Hero raises to $0.36, SB calls $0.24.

      Flop: ($0.72) J, Q, 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.48, SB raises to $1.20, Hero calls $0.72.

      Turn: ($3.12) 3 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($3.12) A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $3.12.

      should I chk the flop? I'm probably just making worse hands fold. I called the reraise on the flop because he can definitely make a play like this if he's stealing. His steal from SB percentage is 75%. I also think that monsters wouldn't play like that usually. He might have AQ without clubs and he doesn't want me to draw, but in that case he would probably donk.

      I didn't valuebet the river because I wanted to see his hand. He had 22.

      This guy seems like quite a decant tag and his steal percentage is very high even from SB so I thought he was very capable of doing a chk/raise bluff. I intended to fold the turn if he bet big again.
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello thebaptist333,

      Preflop: For what do you 3bet here? Fold equity or value? Do you think he is capable of calling with worse?
      Postflop: Not a huge fan of CBetting the flop, especially if he can take stabs if you, standard Check behind and reevaluate the turn. As played with just knowing that the opponent has a wide stealing range doesn't tell much, we don't know anything else about him, so I am folding vs the raise. Of course the Call (not play) is possible but for that we also need to know the opponent.

      Best Regards.
    • thebaptist333
      Joined: 13.01.2009 Posts: 185
      I 3bet pre for fold equity, I don't really want to play AJ post flop. This player is a reg and I do 3bet against reg's steals A LOT, and I was doing it a lot in this session. At the time I thought he was very capable of calling pre to try and take it away from me on the flop.

      Against most players I would insta fold to a 3bet on the flop. I think I should definitely chk the flop though. I would probably still call it down since he's a reg in a blind vs blind battle and I have middle pair. I think he probably would've bet turn and given up on the river.