[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH - ATs

    • TJtheTJ
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,583
      iPoker - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: $10.00
      Hero (BTN): $10.26
      SB: $11.52
      BB: $3.41
      UTG: $11.96

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

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

      UTG raises to $0.30, fold, Hero calls $0.30, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.75, 2 players) 6:club: Q:diamond: J:heart:
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.75, 2 players) 4:diamond:
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.40, UTG calls $0.40

      River: ($1.55, 2 players) J:spade:
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      Hero shows A:diamond: T:diamond: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 68%, Flop 79%, Turn 80%)
      UTG shows 7:diamond: 3:diamond: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 32%, Flop 21%, Turn 20%)
      Hero wins $1.45

      Villain was 47/34 over ~100 hands.

      On the turn I get a pretty nice draw. I also figured I could get value out of weaker turned flush draws or straight draws, plus I probably had a lot of fold equity against his complete air hands. And even if he does have something like a pair and a flush draw, I still have around 35% equity. So I figured a bet here would be pretty profitable.

      But I can also see a lot of merit in just checking behind, because I have some showdown value, and if he raises I'm being forced to fold a hand that has a lot of equity.

      So what is better here, checking behind or betting? And if betting is better, what about my sizing? I feel like a half pot bet gives me a cheap stab at taking the pot down...
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Tino,

      I would actually start by betting the flop here.

      AS played I would definitely bet the turn. While we do have some showdown value villain can easily check down a small pair or a hand like AK which have better showdown value than our hand.

      Because of that I wouldn't mind semi-bluffing so I get him to fold 6x, 77-TT, 22-55, etc.

      And on top of that he can call us with worse draws (T9, gutshots, KT, etC).