Bet turn?

    • seranpoker
      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $1.92 (96 bb)(19/16/2.0)
      MP: $2.16 (108 bb)
      Hero (CO): $2 (100 bb)
      BTN: $0.96 (48 bb)
      SB: $1 (50 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A K
      MP folds, Hero raises to $0.06, 2 folds, BB calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.13) A J T (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.08, BB calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.29) J (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.29) 9 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.16, Hero calls $0.16

      $0.61 pot ($0.02 rake)
      Final Board: A J T J 9
      BB showed T T and won $0.59 ($0.29 net)
      Hero mucked A K and lost (-$0.30 net)
  • 1 reply
    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,161
      Post it here next time.

      On the turn you can go for various alternative lines.

      1. Bet Turn, Check River

      You're basically going for a free showdown. The hand might not be worth a triple barrel so you plan to go for 2 streets of value. I'll do this for slight protection against some draws too. The opponent I'd pick for this line would be a more passive kind of guy who plays straight forward and could pay me off with weaker aces.

      2. Check Turn, Call river

      This line should be taken against guys who are aggressive or float a lot and you're basically trying to induce a bluff.

      Under normal situations I'd go for the first play since for the 2nd play I need to have reads that he floats or is capable of bluffing on this board. There is also a slight risk of him drawing to something so not best to give him a free card.