[NL2-NL10] AJ NL5$ against fish

    • BotiaKiraly
      BotiaKiraly
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      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2145170
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      Hero (CO): $6.16
      BTN: $8.47
      SB: $15.76
      BB: $5.28
      UTG: $5.50
      UTG+1: $6.39
      UTG+2: $5.55
      MP1: $2.07
      MP2: $4.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is CO with J :spade: A :spade:
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.17, 1 fold, SB calls $0.15, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.39) 6 :spade: T :spade: J :heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, SB calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.29) 4 :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, SB calls $0.60

      River: ($3.09) K :heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.55, Hero calls $0.55


      villain is a fish with 59 / 15 after 90 hands, Should I raise on the river or the call is ok? Any thoughts on the whole line?
  • 4 replies
    • CPallo
      CPallo
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      Raise bigger flop, raise bigger turn.

      As played, calling river is fine, if he had like KJ or Q9 he got there, no value in raising.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Preflop raising is fine.

      I would raise bigger on the flop - here around $0.6.

      As played, I'd raise the turn bigger as well - around $1.1.

      On the river, there is no point in raising and against this prize calling is by far the best option here.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • BotiaKiraly
      BotiaKiraly
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      Joined: 18.03.2009 Posts: 461
      Hmm...
      Why should my raise be that big on the flop, if I'm way ahead of him, shouldn't my goal bee to keep him in?
    • CPallo
      CPallo
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      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      When he donks so small it looks like he would stay in the pot, even if you'd raise bigger. And when you raise small you give him too good odds to draw some straights etc. Better to take value while he is on a draw.