[NL2-NL10] NL 5 - AJ on TJT board

• Basic
Joined: 09.03.2013
Full Tilt - \$0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players

SB: \$4.71
Hero (BB): \$5.39
UTG: \$3.63
MP: \$2.78
CO: \$5.11
BTN: \$5.00

SB posts SB \$0.02, Hero posts BB \$0.05

Pre Flop: (pot: \$0.07) Hero has J A

fold, fold, CO raises to \$0.12, BTN calls \$0.12, fold, Hero calls \$0.07

Flop: (\$0.38, 3 players) T J T
Hero checks, CO bets \$0.22, BTN calls \$0.22, Hero raises to \$1.00, fold, BTN calls \$0.78

Turn: (\$2.60, 2 players) A
Hero bets \$1.40, BTN calls \$1.40

River: (\$5.40, 2 players) 8
Hero bets \$2.87 and is all-in, BTN calls \$2.48 and is all-in

Hero shows J A (Two Pair, Aces and Jacks) (Pre 59%, Flop 60%, Turn 68%)
BTN shows Q 9 (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 41%, Flop 40%, Turn 32%)
BTN wins \$9.67

CO is fish with 46/30 who likes to bluff sometimes.
BTN is breakeven regular with these stats:
20/17, 3B 8, AF 5, WtS 20 (16/82) [623 hands]

Flop:
I did check-raise because I wanted CO to bluff + if he has something like JQ, JK by check-raising I will get stacks all-in by river.

Turn:
CO had nothing and folded. BTN called, I put him on JQ, JK; was quite sure he would me 3-bet with any Tx, because of high AF and also he is playing ~ 6 tables.
I bet ~ 1/2 pot because I think bigger bet would only make worse (JQ, JK) fold, which I don't want.

River:
I think going all-in is bad. I should have checked.

• 3 replies
• Black
Joined: 27.11.2008
Hi.

Preflop: Calling here is a huge mistake. This is a very easy squeeze spot. We want to isolate one opponent and play a pot heads up. AJo plays very poorly in multi-way situations without the initiative and we don't even get to flop good pairs.

As played,

Flop: C/c is the best line. c/r is definitely overplay (you rep TX here and not many worse hands will continue).

Turn: This is not exactly a great card. Now we lose to KQ, and stuff like KJ/QJ/J9 may now fold the Turn. Not saying we should check, but the situation just gets a lot worse for us and we shouldn't have put ourselves in this situation in the first place.

River: I don't see how we have any value from worse now. He is always going to fold JX here, maybe he somehow calls AK/AQ vs your flop raise but I don't think that is too likely. We lose to TX and flushes and straights now.

Thanks.
• Basic
Joined: 09.03.2013
Ohh, I have to agree, I played bad that hand...

Squeeze. How big would we bet? Why?
• Black
Joined: 27.11.2008
General rule of thumb is 4X with 1 raiser and 1 caller, maybe 5X with 1 raiser and 2 callers.

So here we can make it 50cents.