[NL2-NL10] nl5 AK, beat here

    • SneakyhanD
      Joined: 29.10.2007 Posts: 700
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.05(BB) Poker Stars
      SB ($6.37)
      BB ($7.42)
      Hero ($5.12)
      UTG+1 ($5.74)
      UTG+2 ($5.82)
      MP1 ($6.10)
      MP2 ($7.29)
      CO ($6.18)
      BTN ($8.07)

      Dealt to Hero A:heart: K:diamond:

      Hero raises to $0.17, fold, fold, MP1 calls $0.17, MP2 calls $0.17, fold, fold, fold, fold

      FLOP ($0.58) 4:heart: J:heart: A:spade:

      Hero bets $0.42, MP1 calls $0.42, MP2 folds

      TURN ($1.42) 4:heart: J:heart: A:spade: 5:diamond:

      Hero bets $0.80, MP1 raises to $1.60, Hero calls $0.80

      RIVER ($4.62) 4:heart: J:heart: A:spade: 5:diamond: 2:heart:

      Hero checks, MP1 bets $3.91 (AI), Hero ???

      only 6 hands on villain.

      I think my mistake here is I bet small on the turn.
      can I fold to his 2x raise on the turn ?

      I just go ' what is this hand ?! '
  • 2 replies
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Most of the time it's ok to fold here on the turn.

      Yes you are getting a great price - but if you are drawing dead vs a set it doesn't really matter what price you are getting

      Try not to level yourself with your small turn bet. It does seem that you could potentially have induced a semi-bluff-raise on the turn with your small bet. In reality it's not as likely as you might think. He probably has AJ or better.

      If he was semi-bluffing a big part of that range would be hearts, which get there on the river. The rest of the time it'd be a hand like KQ. In terms of combinations it's more likely your opponent holds a heart draw. Also in terms of frequencies, players will always bet a heart flush on the river, but might chicken-out of a river barrel with a missed bluff like KQ. So while your turn call might be ok vs an opponent who might semi-bluff, you have to check fold such a terrible river.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello SneakyhanD,

      Even if we face a min-raise on the turn I'd still Bet/Fold it than Bet/Call, you don't really have much equity vs his made hand range. And why would you Call the river?

      Best Regards.