[NL2-NL10] NL10 - AJo

    • riks12
      riks12
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.11.2011 Posts: 54
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG: $16.27 (162.7 bb)
      MP: $11.82 (118.2 bb)
      CO: $15.46 (154.6 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $12.70 (127 bb)
      SB: $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      BB: $5.40 (54 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with J A
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.75) 3 A Q (2 players)
      CO bets $0.54, Hero calls $0.54

      Turn: ($1.83) K (2 players)
      CO bets $1.31, Hero calls $1.31

      River: ($4.45) 2 (2 players)
      CO bets $2.12, Hero raises to $5.50, CO raises to $13.31 and is all-in, Hero calls $5.05 and is all-in

      Results:
      $25.55 pot ($1.15 rake)
      Final Board: 3 A Q K 2
      CO showed K Q and won $24.40 ($11.70 net)
      Hero showed J A and lost (-$12.70 net)



      Villain is unknown. Did I play this hand okay here? Especially the river decision. Is my 3-bet getting any value from lower hearts, such as 9/10? And is this villain shove obvious nut flush?
  • 6 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Raising river is highly likely to be overplay vs an unknown, and calling it seems spewy as well. I don't expect this guy to ever shove a worse hand.

      In my opinion,
      Call River > Raise/fold River > Raise/call River
    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      Can't we raise turn considering slightly deeper stacks vs draws and maybe two pair?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Why would you want to raise Turn?

      Is it for value from worse?
      Are you trying to fold out better?
    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      Yes, I think he may call with K-high FD, two pair or set. Of course this raise looks very strong on this board and some people may be able to fold many made hands except for flushes and maybe draws but they can still call though I think.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Two pairs is a favourite vs your hand right? I don't think you are getting value from two pairs.

      When it comes to raising for value, you need to look at it in terms of your opponent's entire value range. When he calls your raise, is he doing it with hands that beat your AJ here on average, or are losing to AJ on average?

      Why don't you use pokerstrategy equilab, come up with a reasonable turn-raise calling range for villain, then see how AJ fares vs such a range?
    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      Ah sorry I somehow thought we have a straight here... After you said two pair are favorites vs us I understood it, apologies.

      Considering my question if we had a straight and got on the turn.

      Board: 3:heart: A:heart: Q:heart:  K:diamond:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      SB     51.78%  51.78%   0.00% { JcTd }
      BB     48.22%  48.22%   0.00% { QQ+, 33, AQs+, KhJh, KhTh, JhTh, Kh9h, Jh9h, Th9h, Jh8h, Th8h, 9h8h, Qh7h, 9h7h, 8h7h, 7h6h, 6h5h, AKo }


      It's close, if we add AQo or remove AKo we're still around 50% but call is definitely more safe.