[NL2-NL10] AJ double barrell?

    • AYuraoA
      AYuraoA
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 317
      Hey Gerv!

      I decided to Cbet this dry K high flop and then I went for double barrel AI after getting the flush draw. My opponent is much more passive so I don´t expect too many Ks. mosty I expect PPs here or missed flops.

      Is this correct mindset?
      Should I really double barrel??


      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $2 (40 bb)
      UTG+1: $4.58 (91.6 bb)
      UTG+2: $4.72 (94.4 bb) 35/10/7,1 - 49hands
      MP1: $5.05 (101 bb)
      MP2: $9.47 (189.4 bb)
      MP3: $3.88 (77.6 bb)
      CO: $3.16 (63.2 bb)
      BTN: $5 (100 bb)
      Hero (SB): $2 (40 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A J
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.05, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.05, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB folds, UTG+2 calls $0.25, MP3 folds

      Flop: ($0.70) K 3 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.53, UTG+2 calls $0.53

      Turn: ($1.76) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.17 and is all-in, UTG+2 calls $1.17

      River: ($4.10) A (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $4.10 pot ($0.17 rake)
      Final Board: K 3 5 2 A
      UTG+2 showed K T and lost (-$2 net)
      Hero showed A J and won $3.93 ($1.93 net)
  • 2 replies
    • Jaiimc
      Jaiimc
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.06.2012 Posts: 36
      Preflop, imo, is fine. AJ suited isn't the strongest hand but due to everyone folding/limp I think you're in position to raise it.

      Flop bet was pretty big, I would've stuck to 1/2 pot at maximum. I would've only done it due to the fact you're in position to cbet.

      Again, turn was a big bet and you still hadn't hit, I definitely would've bet 1/2 pot max again - to keep up your aggressive image.

      River, obvious shove, but of course you were AI by then.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by Jaiimc
      Preflop, imo, is fine. AJ suited isn't the strongest hand but due to everyone folding/limp I think you're in position to raise it.

      Flop bet was pretty big, I would've stuck to 1/2 pot at maximum. I would've only done it due to the fact you're in position to cbet.
      I agree with this because it is congruent with what is expected of us to play MSS accordingly

      Again, turn was a big bet and you still hadn't hit, I definitely would've bet 1/2 pot max again - to keep up your aggressive image.

      River, obvious shove, but of course you were AI by then.
      I do not like this play, i just give up. Why caring about ''image'' when people are not paying attention to you but instead are drinking beer and having some fun on the poker tables?

      Furthermore it is blatantly obvious your opponent has a King >65% of the time for sure so betting here is not a good idea

      Best regards,
      Gerv