[NL20-NL50] NL20 AQ standard hand

    • AtonalMonk
      AtonalMonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.10.2007 Posts: 16
      This one seems pretty straight-forward, but i wanted to make sure, since it's easy for the pot to get pretty big in a hand like this and i need to play them correctly

      Known players:
      UTG+1:
      $17.85
      UTG:
      $23.26
      MP3:
      $22.98
      BB:
      $9.98
      UTG+2:
      $19.50
      Hero:
      $20.22
      CO:
      $6.45
      MP2:
      $15.56
      BU:
      $6.00
      SB:
      $10.16

      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.49 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:diamond: , Q:spade:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.80, MP2 calls $0.80, 5 folds.

      Flop: ($1.90) A:heart: , 4:diamond: , J:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20, MP2 calls $1.20.

      Turn: ($4.30) J:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.00, MP2 calls $3.00.

      River: ($10.30) 4:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.50, MP2 raises to $7.00, Hero calls $3.50.

      Final Pot: $24.30
  • 2 replies
    • gAAss
      gAAss
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.10.2007 Posts: 337
      If you want to play it that way, fold river: you're largely beaten.

      Against a thinking player, I prefer showing weakness on the turn by checking and so inducing a bluff. The same on the river.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Sometimes it is good to question yourself: what hand did player called both flop and turn bets, which he would call/raise river.
      If you´re answered that question before you´re making bet or checking for bluff induce then it is a lot easier to play.
      I like your turn bet, since worse Ax hands would probably call also your turn bet.
      River is check to me. Don´t really see any worse hands calling and board is good to bluff, so I don´t want to play bet/fold, which I mostly should play. Depending on the bet size of th villain i might c/f.