[NL2-NL10] NL10 AKo

    • elda420
      Joined: 22.07.2012 Posts: 149
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      €0.05/€0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB = (€6.21)
      BB = (€11.04)
      UTG2 = (€9.61)
      MP1 = (€12.10)
      MP2 = (€10.15)
      MP3 = (€11.59)
      CO = (€8.35)
      BU (Hero) = (€12.48)

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, K.
      4 folds, CO calls €0.10, Hero raises to €0.50, 2 folds, CO calls €0.40.

      Flop: (€1.15) J, 6, A (2 players)
      CO bets €0.30, Hero raises to €1.10, CO calls €0.80.

      Turn: (€3.35) 5 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets €2.20, CO calls €2.20.

      River: (€7.75) 5 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: €7.75.


      CO shows a pair of fives(9 7).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and fives(A K).

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and fives(A K).

      Pre-flop play is standard as it gets.
      Check behind on the river because I thought I wouldn't be called by worse after showing so much strength throughout the hand and didn't want to get c/r'd.

      Also, how would you react if villain had led the river with a 90% of the pot bet ? I would re-raise a ~30% bet but don't know if I could call 90%+.
  • 4 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350

      Your opponent seems quite aggressive, so it's fine to check-back river to get free showdown.

      Otherwise the hand was well played, you could even raise bigger that flop as he might have some FD-combos there with his donk. Turn bet is fine, too.
    • yougotfelted51
      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      raise flop bigger, bet turn bigger, and jam river. villain's hand strength is likely not worse than AK as he would likely 3bet flop or check jam turn with two pair + hands. by jamming river you will get a decent amount of Ax calls since you can have bricked all draws in this spot, sometimes even Jx might hero call as well
    • MisClick
      Joined: 30.05.2008 Posts: 1,190
      It depends a lot on villain stats, but I like your play. I think is good in all streets. You might be able to extract some more value on turn, like maybe 2.80, but 2.20 still denies good odds while getting value.

      He can't not lead river for 90% of pot as he has only 58% left. I look carefully at his stats as if he is aggressive he might well do that with any missed draws, inb which case I am mostly calling.

      For 30% of pot I look at the kind of player he is again to decide between call/raise.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello elda420,

      Raise the flop bigger, though otherwise seems to be fine. Doubt that we getting called from a lot worse on the river unless he is a station. :) Well played!

      Best Regards.