[NL2-NL10] NL2, AK full ring

    • EinsteinFranck
      Joined: 30.01.2009 Posts: 169
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, A.
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.08, Hero raises to $0.24, 4 folds, MP2 calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.51) J, T, 6 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0.51) Q (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.32, MP2 calls $0.32.

      River: ($1.15) J (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero?

      Final Pot: $1.15.

      On the turn I don't bet too much hoping for a raise. If the opponent has something that wanna call my nuts, it's either a monster (TT, JJ, maybe QQ) that wanted to ch/raise or TPTK that weirdly pot control. If it's the monster with a passive player, my small bet could push him to raise. If it's TPTK, two pair, ... I'm not sure he'd call more.

      Still, I'm wondering if a bit bigger wouldn't be more appropriate.

      I still beat AQ, AA, KK. TT, JJ, TJ, JQ, QQ got me. I have two choices. Check back and take the safe option or a bet/fold to take some risk and optimise the value against donkeys. I'd do the bet around 1/4 or 1/3.
      What do you think?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello EinsteinFranck,

      I'd most likely still Bet the turn bigger for value cause if he Calls you then he Calls you whatever Bet there. :) And also Bet the river for value something like $0,60. There are still tons of hands which may pay you.

      Best Regards.