[NL2-NL10] NL2 AJ vs min3bet

    • DarkBlade282
      DarkBlade282
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.03.2011 Posts: 290
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      BB:
      $3.11
      UTG1:
      $2.16
      UTG2 (Hero):
      $2.77
      MP1:
      $4.81
      MP2:
      $1.71
      MP3:
      $1.95
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $0.55
      SB:
      $2.09


      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with J, A.
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0.14, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.31) Q, 6, 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 checks.

      Turn: ($0.31) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.18, MP2 raises to $1.57, Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.49.

      Did I play the hand correctly?
  • 4 replies
    • Friedric
      Friedric
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.01.2012 Posts: 274
      Bet turn higher, you still need to protect from draws. You couldn't call turn, that's obvious :P
    • DarkBlade282
      DarkBlade282
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.03.2011 Posts: 290
      I thought that he often has AK here and decided to blockbet, that's why I bet so small. Because it's a 3bet pot, he doesn't have any draws here (A, K beats me anyway).
    • CPallo
      CPallo
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      I think this hand is one of those WA/WB-situations. I had been a bit more passive there on the turn, because with that donk-bet you isolate yourself against better hands, whilst your hand has some SD-value.

      Against that kind of a raise from your opponent on turn, I guess he has AA, QQ, AQ, AK there, so folding turn is the right choice.

      All in all, hand was well played.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello DarkBlade282,

      That's the problem on the turn, that you ain't really gonna get called from a lot worse nor you ain't getting 2 streets value. Therefore might even Check/Call it and reevaluate further actions, which may also allow him to bluff against you.

      But as played not much to do vs the raise, we are clearly rather behind but though donk bigger which would be the purpose of betting there for value + protection.

      Best Regards.