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[NL2-NL10] NL5 AQs

    • eXtremeACE
      eXtremeACE
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.02.2011 Posts: 267
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $2.11
      BU:
      $3.93

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.106 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:diamond: , Q:diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, BU calls $0.15, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.37) Q:club: , J:heart: , 9:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, BU calls $0.26.

      Turn: ($0.89) 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.63, BU calls $0.63.

      River: ($2.15) 5:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.07 (All-In), BU calls $1.07.

      Final Pot: $4.29

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (Ad Qd)
      BU shows three-of-a-kind, jacks (Js Jd)

      BU wins with three-of-a-kind, jacks (Js Jd)

      (?) Is this just a rare situation that happens in a while? He was basically just milking me, and I didn't had any clues as to what's my standing there..
      (?) Is top pair enough of a hand strength to go for value bet on every street?
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hey :)

      We have to be careful on the Turn most of the time. If you look at the board there is a 4 to a straight and 2 flushdraws. i do not think he has the flushdraw often so that leaves flushdraws + something & straights.

      Therefore I just bet $0.60ish again to fold out the flushdraws. After I get called again I just check/fold on this Rivercard. A bet is absolutely not for value because what worse hands will call you?

      Top pair generally is an OK strength to bet 3 streets but you just have to look at the boards since these boards obviously sucks for you while A72,2,3 are pretty good

      - Gerv