[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL25 AJo

    • dannywratten
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462

      Villain 28/22/40hands. no reads

      What do you think of checking back this turn? I don't think he calls much worse when the T pairs, but if I check back I might be able to valuebet small vs his weaker pairs.

      It's probably also a flop i wouldn't barrel as a bluff too often since it connects kinda well with him. So when I check back I would have a lot of air.

      BTN: $26.49 (106 bb)
      SB: $25 (100 bb)
      BB: $36.84 (147.4 bb)
      UTG: $16.39 (65.6 bb)
      MP: $54.34 (217.4 bb)
      Hero (CO): $30.14 (120.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J A
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.25, 3 folds, MP calls $1.50

      Flop: ($4.85) 3 T J (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $2.50, MP calls $2.50

      Turn: ($9.85) T (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero checks

      River: ($9.85) 2 (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $3.75, MP calls $3.75

      $17.35 pot ($0.78 rake)
      Final Board: 3 T J T 2
      MP mucked 9 9 and lost (-$8.50 net)
      Hero showed J A and won $16.57 ($8.07 net)
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hi Danny,

      Long time, no see!

      It seems OK to me to check back.. His preflop calling range is usually some pairs and broadways, then on the flop it's Tx, Jx, maybe some AQ or AK he deems too good to fold. When T pairs you have a tougher time getting value but not so tough. That said, if you think you cbet and check to fold river too often on this sort of board, it's fine to check back AJ some of the time at least. Preflop was a thin 3bet, more to isolate then value/bluff imo so even when hitting TPTK postflop you don't want to play for stacks vs unkown MP opener.

      I think you played it well. When he calls 99 on the river, it just makes your play better since he prob has even more pairs that call flop, possibly some A high and also calls river very often with that.