[NL2-NL10] ATs with 2nd pair and Nut Flush on Flop

    • anhvusa
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 115
      Known Players:
      MP2: $3.99 - 200 bb
      MP3: $2.08 - 104 bb
      CO: $0.72 - 36 bb
      BU: $1.95 - 98 bb
      SB: $1.84 - 92 bb
      BB: $1.77 - 89 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (6 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.0.50906.2

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:heart: , T:heart:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), MP2 raises for $0.06, Hero calls, 4 folds

      Flop: ($0.15 - 7.50 bb) Q:heart: , T:spade: , 8:heart: (2 Players)
      MP2 bets $0.11, Hero raises for $0.32, MP2 calls

      Turn: ($0.79 - 39.50 bb) T:club: (2 Players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.79 - 39.50 bb) 9:diamond: (2 Players)
      MP2 checks, Hero ???

      [PreFlop]I decided to flat call here with ATs, because there are another two TAGs behinds me and wait for their action. Should a 3bet have been better here?

      [Flop] The MP2 Cbet, but with 2nd pair of Tens and nut flush draw, I wanted to put more money in the pot as much as possible, so a Raise should be more reasonable here. Addtionally, I assumed my opponent's range could include JJ+, KQs, AQ, AK or 88 flopped with a set.

      [Turn] A trip for me, but could be a fullhouse for my opponent. It's better off checking behind than putting any bet here.

      [River] My hand could be beaten by many hands of his range, should I have checked behind to minimize losses or just to put a small bet to make him call with worse hand like KQ, AQ?
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello anhvusa,

      Why ain't ya betting the turn? :D Easy value-bet there, no way I am Checking behind, you leaving a lot money on the table by doing this. Otherwise Check behind the river while now Jx has you beat.

      Best Regards.
    • anhvusa
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 115
      Hi veriz, long time no see :)

      Thank you for your evaluation of my hand. I've been away from table for quite long time, so it's quite hard to start again with enough confidence. Maybe I was playing with cautious recently instead of playing as a TAG :f_cry: I think I should go back to School to re-educate myself :D

      Anyway thanks and best regards,