[NL2-NL10] Aq Bb Nl10

    • keoghh
      Joined: 01.07.2011 Posts: 857
      Villain 78/1 over 80 hands

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $12.68 (126.8 bb)
      SB: $12.71 (127.1 bb)
      Hero (BB): $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $5.74 (57.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A Q
      MP calls $0.10, 2 folds, SB completes, Hero raises to $0.50, MP folds, SB calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.10) 6 9 A (2 players)
      SB bets $0.30, Hero raises to $0.80, SB calls $0.50

      Turn: ($2.70) J (2 players)
      SB bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

      River: ($4.30) 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $1, Hero calls $1

      $6.30 pot ($0.28 rake)
      Final Board: 6 9 A J 8
      SB showed 9 J and won $6.02 ($2.92 net)
      Hero mucked A Q and lost (-$3.10 net)

      Raising flop for value, i expect him to check to me on turn with all his 1 pair type hands/draws, which makes me think turn improved him somehow, so i decide to play way ahead/behind and call turn and river?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Keoghh,

      Preflop raise for value is good.

      Raising vs SB donk for value is a strong play.

      On the turn SB is actually donking a similar sizing to his flop sizing if you consider it in relation to pot-size. I don't think this neccesarily means his hand has improved that often at all.

      I'd raise the turn and fold to any further action. True, the J improved him in this case, but I still think he can play plenty of draws this way - + the J doesn't hit his range super hard or anything.

      I think your line of calling down is ok, especially given the price you are getting. I'd say raise turn is highest EV against his range even if not the best play against his exact hand he held in this particular case.