[NL2-NL10] AJo NL4 SH

    • acetbfish
      Joined: 11.03.2011 Posts: 804
      The villain was playing with stats 22/9/0 with 66% fold to flop cbet.

      Party No-Limit Hold'em, $0.04 BB (5 handed) - Party Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      MP ($3.75)
      Hero (Button) ($5.51)
      UTG ($3.12)
      BB ($17.68)
      SB ($6.22)

      Preflop: Hero is Button with J, A
      2 folds, Hero bets $0.12, 1 fold, BB calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.26) A, Q, K (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.26) 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.16, BB calls $0.16

      River: ($0.58) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.28, BB calls $0.28

      Total pot: $1.14

      On the flop I checked because I thought that I couldn't take any value from worst hands and that it would be better to take value on the other streets. So how I played it? Are my bet sizings good?
  • 2 replies
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop is fine.

      Definitely bet for value here. We are likely to have the best hand here most of the time and there are quite a few worse hands that would continue here.

      As played, I would definitely bet more on both turn and river - $0.2 on the turn and $0.4 on the river.

    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Once he checks twice, I think you have the best hand almost always. I'm going to assume he is a loose passive player? So I would just bet larger on Turn and River. Maybe 20 on turn, then another 75% pot bet on River.

      While I often advocate checking back such flops with AX, I think your hand is strong enough to value bet 2 streets or more (maybe make a small river bet after 2barreling perhaps).

      That's assuming this guy is a loose passive fish, who doesn't check raise this flop with wide ranges. Against someone more aggro, then I prefer taking your line.