[NL20-NL50] AK monotone board

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, A.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.70, SB calls $0.60, BB folds.

      Flop: ($1.65) 6, J, K (2 players)
      SB bets $0.75, Hero raises to $1.50, SB calls $0.75.

      Turn: ($4.65) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.55, SB calls $3.55.

      River: ($11.75) 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $5.00, SB calls $5.00.

      Final Pot: $21.75.

      32 hands vpip55 pfr10 wtsd12

      I think my flop raise was bad.
      should I check on the river?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Flop: Try not to raise here, his bet is pretty close to half pot. I think a raise will often isolate you vs better hands

      Turn: This is quite a bad card too, it coordinates the board further and improves AQ/Q9s/JT/KT/TT. Many of his turn leading range contains either Qd or Ad as well, and those hands now pick up straight outs.

      Should we check though? I think villain's range is still kind of wide so I would bet 65% pot here for some thinnish value.

      River: Assuming I did call Flop and bet Turn, I think river is kind of close. Think about villain's PF range. He is a 55 VPIP fish, and these fishes defend blinds super loosely. I think SB could potentially have all KX hands in his range. Thus, I think it is possible to bet the River for value, maybe half pot or slightly under half pot.