[NL2-NL10] AQo top pair on turn

    • sketchzr
      Joined: 12.08.2009 Posts: 222
      villain is pretty much unknown but seems fishy in the few hands he's played.

      I had him on a flushdraw on the flop considering I don't think there's much else he'll have to call my cbet. A lot of opponents turn missed draws into a bluff on the river by shoving (think this is why I checked), and considering he hadn't raised at any point it made sense to call.

      On the river the 8
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      Hero (CO): $17.39
      BTN: $7.14
      SB: $6.64
      BB: $10.61
      UTG: $11.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with A:club: Q:spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, 1 fold, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.95) 6:spade: 5:spade: 5:club: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.70, BTN calls $0.70, BB folds

      Turn: ($2.35) A:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.35, BTN calls $1.35

      River: ($5.05) 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $4.79 all in, Hero calls $4.79

      Final Pot: $14.63
      Hero shows A:club: Q:spade: (two pair, Aces and Fives)
      BTN shows K:spade: 9:spade: (a pair of Fives)
      Hero wins $13.97
      (Rake: $0.66)
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Sketchzr,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: We shouldn't put him just on draws because for example 6x, some 5x and other pairs such as 77-JJ can still call. Possibly even worse/better pairs as well (22-44, QQ).

      As played the turn should be a bigger cbet, especially if you just put him on draws because otherwise you lose value. Plus a lot of his FDs are nut FDs.

      Without knowing if he can bluff or not on the river (or what he can bet for value) i prefer to bet myself and we get value from Ax, 87/89, 6x, etc.

      As played calling is fine because he is really polarized there on the river. He is trying to represent 88/A8/79 or a huge slowplay which is rare.
    • Dracsharp
      Joined: 22.01.2010 Posts: 2,478
      I would skip cbet vs 2 fish

      On turn we aim at his fd-s, ax fd-s, mid pockets, bet 2$ and ship river if blank.