[NL20-NL50] AK getting value

    • yaxkukmian
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      41 hands 23/13/ 0 fold from SB/ 0 3b

      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $20 (100 bb)
      UTG: $8 (40 bb)
      MP: $9 (45 bb)
      Hero (CO): $20.26 (101.3 bb)
      BTN: $13.07 (65.4 bb)
      SB: $20.30 (101.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A K
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, BTN folds, SB calls $0.50, BB folds

      Flop: ($1.40) 7 T A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.95, SB calls $0.95

      Turn: ($3.30) 5 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.05, SB calls $2.05

      River: ($7.40) 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.65, SB calls $2.65

      $12.70 pot ($0.63 rake)
      Final Board: 7 T A 5 8
      Hero mucked A K and won $12.07 ($5.82 net)
      SB showed Q A and lost (-$6.25 net)

      Villain is unknown but seems a bit tight.

      On flop I cbet standard but I should bet a bit more.

      On T I'm not sure what to do. Seeing it now I should probably go for bigger value on the T and reevaluate R. Maybe even thinking about c R if it comes bad - J, Q, :diamond: . Should have bet sth like $2,75?

      R is quite ok card but for some reason I went for super small size. Better was to vbet sth like $4,90 I think? Since he called two streets he has Ax most of the times. If he has flush and slowplayed it he's raising us on the R, we're folding to any r on the R.

      I lost a lot of value I think ~ $5-$6?
  • 2 replies
    • pokerferrer
      Joined: 05.03.2008 Posts: 6,347
      Main problem of hero's sizing on the river is it can easily induce bluff. Also I don't expect opponent to fold here Ace with a good kicker. So I prefer to bet $4 - $4.5 on the river, which is still balanced with flushes and rare bluffs.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      About villain: He looks like some tight/passive fish to me. I'll just bet larger with strong hands.

      Flop: You can bet larger here since the board is so draw heavy. $1.10 is my preferred size.

      Turn: Flush got there. I still think you have the best hand really often so you should fire thrice. He should have way more AX combos than flush combos, and you can very easily bet/fold against a Turn or River raise.

      River: I agree with the small bet if you think you cannot get value from a half pot bet. I think pokerferrer's concern about inducing a bluff is not too relevant here - That guy seems passive after all and passive fishes will rarely bluff here.

      Question is whether you can get more value with a half pot bet, and I think the answer is yes so you should bet half pot anyway.