[NL2-NL10] NL5 AJs BU Should I call the river anyway?

    • ramadas
      ramadas
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.09.2011 Posts: 462
      Would you 3bet the flop?
      Would you call the river?

      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 2088965
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB: $5.00 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 9, 3B: 3, AF: 3.6, Hands: 317
      BB: $5.07 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 5, 3B: 3, AF: 0.8, Hands: 421
      UTG: $1.46 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 12, 3B: 8, AF: 4.0, Hands: 85
      UTG+1: $5.16 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 2, 3B: 0, AF: 1.8, Hands: 58
      MP1: $4.69 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 21, 3B: 10, AF: 4.5, Hands: 38
      MP2: $4.18 - VPIP: 41, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.2, Hands: 27
      CO: $1.93 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 17, 3B: 10, AF: 6.0, Hands: 66
      Hero (BTN): $5.44 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 12, 3B: 3, AF: 2.3, Hands: 31538

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with A :spade: J :spade:
      2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.12, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.12, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.31) 3 :spade: 5 :spade: 9 :club: (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25

      Turn: ($0.81) 3 :heart: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.40, MP1 calls $0.40

      River: ($1.61) 8 :diamond: (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.60, Hero folds

      Final Pot: $1.61
      MP1 wins $1.54
      (Rake: $0.07)
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Flop: Calling is the standard play. I don't like raising if we are not prepared to stack off here. May raise/all-in on Flop in a BvB situation where ranges are much wider but not vs a tight MP1 opening range.

      Turn: I don't mind betting here, but I would bet 60cents, and be prepared to continue bluffing some rivers. When he c/c the turn, I am putting him on some medium strength hands.

      River: When he donks, it could be a flush draw which was busted, or it could be something like 98/88. Given that he bets so small, I think you can consider calling here to bluff catch with Ace high. We only need to win about 23% of the time.

      Thanks.