[NL2-NL10] AJ x Loose limper

    • boozaf
      Joined: 02.12.2009 Posts: 140
      PokerStars - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 8 players

      MP+1: $8.32
      CO: $10.40
      BTN: $19.27
      SB: $10.00
      Hero (BB): $9.55
      UTG: $11.72
      UTG+1: $10.00 VP 40 / PR 10 (31 hands sample)
      MP: $11.48

      SB posts SB $0.05, Hero posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has J:diamond: A:diamond:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $0.10, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.60, UTG+1 calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.25, 2 players) 5:diamond: J:spade: 9:club:
      Hero bets $0.89, UTG+1 raises to $1.78, Hero raises to $3.20, UTG+1 calls $1.42

      Turn: ($7.65, 2 players) K:heart:
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $3.50, Hero raises to $5.75 and is all-in, UTG+1 calls $2.25

      River: ($19.15, 2 players) Q:club:

      I played this hand terribly but still don't know what should I have done. 31 hands are nothing as sample, so he could be raising with 55, 99, QT, 87, KT. Since he called the reraise instead of shoving I guessed he was on a draw (surprisingly that didn't prevent me from doing an incredibly stupid play on the turn).

      My guess is that I should have went for a block bet/fold on the turn instead of check/fold (or the worst of all options — check/shove. :f_cry: )

  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Preflop: I like your size oop

      Flop: Against unknown fishy players we can easily bet/fold the flop. These min/raises can be only the nuts or as you said draws+nutty (and even 1p hands). However with no info we are gambling and we are playing OOP with 2 streets left to g o.

      So my recommendation, let's learn to bet/fold flop even with TP.

      As played I don't understand our check shove unless we want him to bet draws again and call with them, but it's hard to assume that he raise/calls a draw on flop just to bet it again on the turn.

      One of the only draws made it on the turn and even KJ beats us now so I would not be afraid of check/folding.