[NL2-NL10] A9o UTG drawy board

    • keywiz
      keywiz
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.08.2012 Posts: 5
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $0.75
      MP2:
      $1.07
      MP3:
      $2.56
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $2.05
      SB (Hero):
      $1.04
      BB:
      $2.12
      UTG1:
      $0.80
      UTG2:
      $1.83


      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9, A.
      5 folds, CO raises to $0.06, BU folds, Hero calls $0.05, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.14) A, 3, Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, CO folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.14.


      Hi ya,

      Firstly, I know I should not have called his raise with MSS strategy in mind, especially when I am first to act post flop.

      Nevertheless, my question is more to do with the post flop play. He raised, I called - the momentum is with him - I should check right?. But since I hit my ace ( not the best kicker of course), is it ok to lead out with a bet and thus apply pressure ?

      Thanks a lot :)
  • 3 replies
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hey,

      Yes preflop is absolutely terrible because our hand is not so good as you think it is.

      Now that leads to the Flop where you lead. You say/ask that you want to bet & apply pressure. Pressure against what kinds of hands? What do you want to achieve?

      I for sure am check/calling the Flop but I just wait for you to answer :)

      - Gerv
    • keywiz
      keywiz
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.08.2012 Posts: 5
      I would find out where I stand because he raised small with probably a small pocket pair or a drawy hand and thus I would not let him draw to set.

      If I got called here, I would have checked the Turn. It was the small raise of his and the mediocre hand I hit that made me bet .
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by keywiz
      I would find out where I stand because he raised small with probably a small pocket pair or a drawy hand and thus I would not let him draw to set.

      If I got called here, I would have checked the Turn. It was the small raise of his and the mediocre hand I hit that made me bet .

      There are numerous other ways to find out where you stand here. I think you either bet for value or bet as a bluff here

      Since I expect him to cBet 100% on the Flop I check/call here. The Turn I would check/call as well & then when he triple barrels then it is time to fold

      Best regards,
      Gerv