[NL20-NL50] top pair, river decision?

    • Tombic
      Joined: 07.02.2011 Posts: 272
      villain 43/29/7hands zoom

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $42.97 (171.9 bb)
      SB: $10.66 (42.6 bb)
      Hero (BB): $54.61 (218.4 bb)
      UTG: $37.84 (151.4 bb)
      MP: $25 (100 bb)
      CO: $31.23 (124.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A K
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.75, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.60) T 9 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks

      Turn: ($1.60) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, CO raises to $3, Hero calls $2

      River: ($7.60) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $5.25, Hero calls $5.25

      $18.10 pot ($0.81 rake)
      Final Board: T 9 5 K 3
      Hero showed A K and won $17.29 ($8.29 net)
      CO showed A 8 and lost (-$9 net)
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: It seems that you are playing overly passive with AK. I think this is a really easy 3bet here in late positions. Given the added stack depth I think he's going to be defending with a ton of worse hands like AXs or suited connectors and you are missing out on a lot of value.

      Turn: I don't think you should be leading here. You should just check, and let him bluff at the obvious scare card.

      Once you take this line calling down is pretty standard. What does villain rep here? I think QJ cbets the Flop most of the time, so he is mostly repping TT (which would be a really terrible Flop check when the board is so draw heavy) or K9. Maybe he turned some sort of gutshot with hands like AJ/AQ.

      When everything missed I think it's a pretty easy call down.