[NL2-NL10] NL2 AKo : scary river

    • EinsteinFranck
      Joined: 30.01.2009 Posts: 168
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      A regular hand before the river. On the flop, I don't see what I beat but Kx. There isn't so many draws. I cbet quite low.
      On the turn, I don't like much the 9 but I don't wanna loose the initiative and bet for free river.
      The Q on the river is awfull and I'm seriously considering folding. On the other hand, I've TPTK and the bet is 1/3 of the pot.

      What do you think about the size on the flop and would you call on the river?

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, K.
      MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.12, 3 folds, BB calls $0.10, 2 folds, MP2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.29) T, K, 4 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.18, BB calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.65) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.44, BB calls $0.44.

      River: ($1.53) Q (2 players)
      BB bets $0.48, hero???

      Final Pot: $2.49.
  • 4 replies
    • RasTweet
      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      Hey Franck

      There is no way I'm calling on the river. Every J beats you, there are sets, 2 pairs... It's an easy fold imo.

      I'd bet flop+turn bigger as well.

    • FlashDavin
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 421
      This is a close spot actually since we only have to be good 1 in 4 times (25% equity with TPTK).

      Depending on the opponent, I may call or fold.

      If it's a passive fish who is betting all of a sudden I fold. If it's against a reg, it looks like a blockbet which indicates a relatively weak (not nuts) holding. I actually see enough Tx hands in villains range to call because he merely check/calls both streets and the turn still had Tx as second pair.

      The more I consider, the more I think a call is in order here.

      Also to Rastweet, I think a set will check/raise the turn here more often than not. Same with two pair. They should want to protect it vs straight draws.
    • EinsteinFranck
      Joined: 30.01.2009 Posts: 168
      Villain is a perfect donkey. He donkey-shoved a quite scary river with air. I called with a middle three of a kind.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello EinsteinFranck,

      You have to Bet the flop & turn bigger, we want to protect our hand and get value from worse. But otherwise fold the river, not many have what you have beat. :)

      Best Regards.