[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR AJo on wet board

    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      UTG3: $5.00 - 250 bb
      MP1: $2.00 - 100 bb
      MP2: $2.00 - 100 bb
      MP3: $2.92 - 146 bb
      CO: $1.88 - 94 bb
      BU: $0.82 - 41 bb
      SB: $1.58 - 79 bb
      BB: $2.39 - 120 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (8 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:diamond: , J:heart:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), 3 folds, Hero raises for $0.08, 3 folds, BB calls

      Flop: ($0.17 - 8.50 bb) J:diamond: , T:heart: , 9:spade: (2 Players)
      BB bets $0.08, Hero raises for $0.30, BB calls

      Turn: ($0.77 - 38.50 bb) 7:diamond: (2 Players)
      BB bets $0.20, Hero calls

      River: ($1.17 - 58.50 bb) 3:spade: (2 Players)
      BB bets $0.50, Hero calls


      BB is unknown. Didn't look like a fish though.

      Preflop: my standard OR.

      Flop: His bet signals weakness as it's only 1/2 pot. Also I am ahead of most of his value range so I opted to raise for value and protection. I expect to be called here very often by draws and pair+draw combos. If I'm 3bet I fold.

      Turn: 7 completed a possible straight draw and his low bet may be meant to induce.
      In this spot I don't think I can raise for value as I would overrepresent my hand by making many weaker hands to fold. So I opted to call.

      River: He bets a smallish amount and I think I have good odds to call here vs weaker Jx, possibly Tx hands which missed their draw.
      I don't see value in raising as I don't think I will be called by worse hands.
  • 2 replies
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Dawidas888,

      Preflop open is fine from MP3.

      I like the flop raise + your reasons for doing so.

      Turn call is borderline but possibly ok. Perhaps villain can still hold hands like JQ, QT, Q9s, KJ etc in his range.

      On the river I think your hand is a little weak to bluff-catch and I would fold. It's not impossible that villain would bet a worse Jx but he'd have to be pretty bad to do so imo. Range is going to be mainly 8x and the occasional over-valued 2-pair.
    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Hi w34z3l

      For some reason I didn't think about 2-pairs. It will be hard to re-learn this as in this scenario villain was indeed holding QTo. However, I agree with you that in the long-term it will be a -EV call and I should fold. I may have problems with folding this on the tables now given my first experience :f_mad:

      Thanks for the help!