[NL2-NL10] AJs oop

    • cozacu
      Joined: 14.02.2010 Posts: 1,379
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, A.
      2 folds, BU raises to $0.30, SB folds, Hero calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.65) 9, 7, A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.46, Hero calls $0.46.

      Turn: ($1.57) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      River: ($1.57) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.75, BU raises to $2.81, Hero folds, BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.32.

      villain 18/14 af 3.0 cbet 90 ftcbet 0 (5.1 3bet) 169hands

      PF: decide not to 3bet with might be a safer route vs this tighter player (tighter but his Bu steal was like 41% prob didn't notice that.

      Flop: kinda dry, i see no reason to raise to scare him off this early.

      Turn: with is af i expected a second bet on the turn... did not happen.

      River: i try to extract some value of a Q, or some 88,TT,JJ type of hand, when he raises i can't see him raising here with a worst hand than mine... he would have bet any A on the turn as well... also the size of the raise is very big (@4x) so most likely i think he did hit a 9.

      Do you agree with my line and the decision to fold the river?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello cozacu,

      If you are turning your hand into bluff-catcher like that on the turn and Checking then rather Check the turn as well and let him bluff with missed draws.

      But as played what do you think he is representing there? You are kinda showing weakness with your line, only hand he could have there is something like 9x.

      Instead you should be donking the turn to avoid him Checking behind while he will very often do that with any hand.

      Best Regards.