[NL2-NL10] AK, drawy board, vs. mini-donk-bets

    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Party, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
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      Hero (MP3): $2.03 (101.5 bb)
      MP1: $2.53 (126.5 bb)
      BB: $1.92 (96 bb)
      CO: $2 (100 bb)
      BTN: $0.53 (26.5 bb)
      SB: $1.98 (99 bb)
      MP2: $2.10 (105 bb)
      UTG+2: $2.13 (106.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K A
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 3 folds, BB calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.17) 7 T J (2 players)
      BB bets $0.06, Hero calls $0.06

      Turn: ($0.29) A (2 players)
      BB bets $0.08, Hero calls $0.08

      River: ($0.45) 4 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.54, BB calls $0.44

      $1.53 pot ($0.07 rake)
      Final Board: 7 T J A 4
      Hero showed K A and lost (-$0.76 net)
      BB showed J A and won $1.46 ($0.70 net)

      Hi there :) Unknown villain.

      I called the flop because there was nothing to protect at the moment. Is it okay?

      I think on turn, however, I should raise for protection (I don't want to see a finished FD on river). About 37 cents is enough?

      On river I thought that my TPTK is too good for 50 cent pot, so I raised for value, assuming that weaker aces or paranoid players will pay me :) Is a raise quite default here?

  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Th334,

      Preflop: looks fine.

      Flop: I don't mind the call with our hand (redraws) and his bet size.

      Turn: I would raise for value here and of course some protection.

      River: I don't mind the raise (raise/folding though) since he can have some random Ax or Tx/Jx that can call.