[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH - AQo

    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      iPoker - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: $1.26
      SB: $10.00
      BB: $18.31
      Hero (UTG): $10.00
      MP: $10.00
      CO: $6.35

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

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

      Hero raises to $0.30, fold, fold, fold, SB calls $0.25, fold

      Flop: ($0.70, 2 players) 6:heart: 2:diamond: T:club:
      SB bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.50, 2 players) 5:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.08, SB raises to $3.00, fold

      SB wins $3.42


      Villain is a reg, playing 20/17 over 440 hands.

      On the flop his donk didn't make much sense. If he had a set or overpair he would probably go for a check/raise or check/call, and would probably check/call if he had a top pair or something. If he has worse I guess he could donk, in which case he would likely shut down on the turn, allowing me to take the pot down with a bet. So I called against his presumably weak range.

      And he indeed checked, so I bet, and he went for a check/raise. It just doesn't make any sense to me at all. It felt extremely bluffy, but decided to fold it anyway because I wasn't sure at all. And I still have no idea what he could have had here. I'm just clueless as to what kind of hand he would do this with.

      Thoughts?
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Tino,

      Preflop: looks good.

      Flop: Calling his donk is fine, sometimes regs donk small pairs or overs here. We could also raise/fold.

      Turn: Despite his line looking bluffy I would still fold because at 10nl most villains don't bluff enough for us to be profitable bluffcatching A high. And you will find them play like this for value too much even though it may not make sense.

      Question for you: how would you play Tx, JJ and AA here?
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
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      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      I woud probably play them all the same way.

      Flop: Call the donk, because raising would turn our hand into a bluff.

      Turn: Check behind for pot control/showdown value and to bluff induce on the river.

      River: Call if he bets, value bet if he checks (and fold to a check/raise). I might fold here if the board runs out absolutely terrible.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Tx and JJ could be played the same but AA is closer because villain could be taking this line with JJ/QQ some KK/AA slowplayed preflop.

      I also would bet/fold turn rather than check back for pot control. The only time I'd check back is to induce another bluff from villain on the river.