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[NL2-NL10] AJ top two pair

    • Tatarken
      Joined: 15.08.2012 Posts: 78
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $11.65 (233 bb)
      BB: $12.50 (250 bb)
      UTG: $24.19 (483.8 bb)
      MP: $5.38 (107.6 bb)
      Hero (CO): $13.95 (279 bb)
      BTN: $11.60 (232 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J A
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, BTN calls $0.15, SB folds, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.47) 8 J 5 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.35, BTN calls $0.35, BB folds

      Turn: ($1.17) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($1.17) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.65, BTN raises to $2.15, Hero calls $1.50

      $5.47 pot ($0.23 rake)
      Final Board: 8 J 5 A 7
      Hero mucked J A and lost (-$2.65 net)
      BTN showed 9 T and won $5.24 ($2.59 net)

      I wanted to check raise him turn. Was waiting for floating
  • 4 replies
    • bmfbpi
      Joined: 16.09.2008 Posts: 590
      why check-raise him on the turn ?
      are you so sure he bets that turn ?
      have you made this play before ? raise pre, bet flop, check-raise turn ? if no, then your perceived range by him is super strong and he will fold a lot.

      bet flop
      bet turn
      b/f river

      he is not turning his missed draws into bluffs soo he has you beat when he raises that river. What did you think you beat on the river, because you called ?

      you are beating: A8, A5
      you are beat by: 88, 55, 9T,46s, JJ
    • swanny36
      Joined: 26.07.2010 Posts: 381
      Without reads just second barrel here. There are a few draws out there that you can get value from, which he just checks behind, not to mention Jx, 8x which he may call with.

      Against some players check raising is just awful on the turn because you are basically isolating yourself against hands that beat you. He will fold all draws and Jx and will only call A5 and A8 that you beat.

    • Thorek
      Joined: 25.12.2007 Posts: 59,937
      Vs unk it's 2nd barrel. Check is not good if you don't have any reads on villain
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Tatarken,

      Bet the flop, Bet the turn and so on. With Check/Raise you will scare a lot weaker hands away and at the same time can't even be sure if he bets as which happened. :)

      Though as played should ask yourself draw even completed there, so what kind of hands do you expect to be ahead? :) Any 2pairs as A5 or whatsoever would have Bet the turn and mainly draws Check behind the turn. 78? That's maybe at the best hope for us, though a lot others have us beat.

      Best Regards.