[NL2-NL10] Any thoughts on this hand?

    • aktobe
      Joined: 21.08.2012 Posts: 12
      Edit: Oops, moving this threat to the right forum!

      Hey guys, I'm really new to poker, just started out two weeks ago..
      In this play I lost like 50 BB's and I'm wondering how I could have played it better.
      Any tips? :)

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, T.
      Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.17) A, 6, 3 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.14, BB calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.45) A (2 players)
      BB bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.26, BB calls $0.24.

      River: ($0.97) 7 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.52, BB calls $0.52.

      Final Pot: $2.01.
      Results follow:

      BB shows a flush, ace high(T J).
      Hero shows three of a kind, aces(A T).

      BB wins with a flush, ace high(T J).
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,698
      you should raise bigger on the Turn to 35 or 40 cents. Given the way he played on the Flop and Turn, I think he has a flush draw or a 2nd pair type of hand (perhaps an Ace) very often. You don't have any value betting the River with such a weak kicker.

      I may/may not consider value betting AQ and AK though.
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,961
      preflop is good/standard.

      postflop... in general i agree that turn raise should be a bit bigger, maybe you could even throw in some 2 extra cents on the flop too. these minbets often mean draws and weak pairs.

      on the river he isn't going to have a whole lot of worse hands calling you while both the flushdraw and 54 hit and your kicker is a bit weak. so i'd tend to just check behind and be happy to be ahead.