[NL2-NL10] AKs - 1/2c Zoom: bad beat or dumb play?

    • ReubensTrain
      ReubensTrain
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2012 Posts: 7
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $3.29
      SB:
      $3.58
      BB:
      $2.15
      UTG1:
      $1.81
      UTG2 (Hero):
      $1.62
      MP1:
      $0.84
      MP2:
      $1.97
      MP3:
      $2.80
      CO:
      $2.04


      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with K, A.
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.07, MP1 calls $0.07, MP2 calls $0.07, 5 folds, 4 folds, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.24) T, 2, Q (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.16, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.56) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.36, MP2 calls $0.36.

      River: ($1.28) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.03, MP2 calls $1.03.

      Final Pot: $3.34.
      Results follow:

      MP2 shows a straight, ace high(A J).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and kings(K A).

      MP2 wins with a straight, ace high(A J).


      This is one of those hands where I get too excited and don't think. Should I have c/c or c/f the river after he called the turn? Analysis and feedback appreciated!
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Reubens,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: What do we know about our opponent in this case?

      He seems a bit shorter than 100 BB so may be fishy.

      I think we can bet at most 1/2 pot on river and fold to any action. And even that is thin.