[NL20-NL50] BU A2 bottom pair

    • 13BlackCats
      13BlackCats
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.08.2008 Posts: 356
      PartyGaming - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: $44.05
      Hero (BTN): $38.97
      SB: $25.07
      BB: $25.25
      UTG: $31.87

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero has A:diamond: 2:diamond:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.75, fold, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.60, 2 players) 8:spade: J:club: 2:heart:
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.10, BB calls $1.10

      Turn: ($3.80, 2 players) J:heart:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($3.80, 2 players) A:heart:
      BB bets $2.70


      Villain is TAG after 307h; AF= 4.3

      2d barrel turn?
      as played: call river?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Tough decision. This is basically a spot where you can play postflop in many ways. Personally, I think barreling to make him fold hands like 33-66. Apart from that, winning the pot now vs hands like QT, T9 is also a nice result plus he probably floats once some A high which he can still fold. Basically, I think your hand is too weak to check turn and bluffcatch river too often. It can be done with some reads but I'd treat it as a semibluff.

      The J on the turn sucks since it should decrease your FE but I still think if you combine the FE and potential value from T9s, AT type stuff you have a +EV bet and you get to check rivers quite often when you choose so.