[NL2-NL10] AK, 3-bet pot, low board

    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Party, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $2.05 (102.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $0.55 (27.5 bb)
      BTN: $0.89 (44.5 bb)
      MP3: $3.19 (159.5 bb)
      CO: $0.72 (36 bb)
      MP1: $0.60 (30 bb)
      SB: $2.07 (103.5 bb)
      MP2: $0.77 (38.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A K
      3 folds, MP3 raises to $0.06, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.26, MP3 calls $0.20, SB folds

      Flop: ($0.58) 4 8 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.28, MP3 calls $0.28

      Turn: ($1.14) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.54, MP3 calls $0.54

      River: ($2.22) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks

      Results:
      $2.22 pot ($0.11 rake)
      Final Board: 4 8 7 Q 3
      Hero showed A K and lost (-$1.08 net)
      MP3 showed T T and won $2.11 ($1.03 net)


      On river I basically gave up -- check/fold. Was my 2nd barrel necessary at all, and would I 2nd barrel without a scare card coming out?

      Also, can I bluff (e.g. c-bet) less than 1/2 pot in a 3-bet pot? Betting only on flop and turn took a half of my stack!

      But then, I guess, I run a risk of being raised.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      Preflop: looks fine.

      As played I like the double barrel and i wouldn't bet river either. It's hard to assume that villain called flop/turn with pairs just to fold them on that blank river.