[NL2-NL10] Overpair x heavy betting

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

      MP: $10.00
      MP+1: $19.08
      CO: $11.54
      BTN: $11.99 VP 32 / 12 / ATS 50 / AF 2 (100 hands sample)
      SB: $10.00
      Hero (BB): $10.00
      UTG: $12.59
      UTG+1: $5.12

      SB posts SB $0.05, Hero posts BB $0.10

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

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.30, fold, Hero raises to $1.00, BTN calls $0.70

      Flop: ($2.05, 2 players) 8:heart: K:heart: 6:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.45, Hero calls $1.45

      Turn: ($4.95, 2 players) T:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.55, fold

      BTN wins $4.73

      Preflop: standard.
      Flop: Only Kx hands would call in a board like this so I checked. He bet fast and strong; I called.
      Turn: he bets very strong again. I didn't think he could have AK (I was holding 2 blockers) and bet this strong having a moderate AF as he does.

      So I folded. Was that too weak?
  • 2 replies
    • PhoenixPhreak
      Joined: 15.04.2011 Posts: 335
      I don't like giving up the lead on the flop. Yes you're out of position, but I think it makes the hand almost impossible to play.
      After you show no aggression villain could have any Kx and be betting to protect against you drawing to a flush or straight or whatever.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      HI boozaf,

      I don't really think you have any reason to check flop. Just bet and bet and bet and hope he has something.

      I think your Turn play represents a massive leak. You are probably playing too weak tight in many spots. You need to realize that you under-represented your hand A LOT (no one ever checks AA here) so I could very easily see him spazz bluff 3 streets here or even value bet AK and KJ and KQ for 3 streets, given that you "can never have AK or AA".