[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR A8s

    • Laci24
      Laci24
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.10.2009 Posts: 5,997
      Hi all!

      Flop donk or check/call?
      What is the best line on the turn?

      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players

      MP2: $1.42
      CO: $0.30 - 21 hands: 3/5-ös
      BTN: $1.00 - 37 hands: 31/3-as
      SB: $2.41
      Hero (BB): $2.05
      UTG: $1.94 - 33 hands: 27/12 cbet: 100 (2)
      UTG+1: $1.12 - 199 hands17/11
      UTG+2: $3.62
      MP1: $2.01

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BB with A :heart: 8 :heart:
      UTG raises to $0.06, UTG+1 calls $0.06, 3 folds, CO calls $0.06, BTN calls $0.06, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.31) 9 :heart: A :club: 7 :heart: (5 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.14, UTG+1 calls $0.14, CO calls $0.14, BTN folds, Hero calls $0.14

      Turn: ($0.87) K :heart: (4 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.40, UTG+1 folds, CO folds, Hero raises to $1.85 all in, UTG calls $1.34 all in

      River: ($4.35) 7 :club: (2 players - 2 are all in)
  • 3 replies
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Laci24,

      I prefer flop check here. You have a very strong hand but don't necessarily want to get all the money in just yet. Since you are drawing to the nuts you don't necessarily mind if everyone sees a turn card because you are more likely to get paid off when you hit. Your draw is a lot more valuable than your weak top-pair here.

      Since there are still 3 others in the pot I will probably just donk-bet the turn to avoid giving everyone a free card. Check-raising is my second favourite option though and will be fine. I think both are slightly better than check-calling since it can be hard to get paid on the river OOP + the turn is your last chance to get value from any draws.
    • trzewia
      trzewia
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.01.2012 Posts: 267
      Hi there, evaluating this as my homework, promise I didn't read the professional evaluation before writing this :)

      Preflop huge pot odds, easy call

      Flop is pretty crowded, check/call looks good to me.

      Turn gives us nuts, I like the check. He probably does not have a lower flush (would have to raise UTG preflop with QJs or less), most likely he holds Ace-broadway. Your huge shove reraise is risky, as you represented a flush and he could fold.

      I would either raise smaller on turn, then shove on river, or slow play it to the maximum by check/calling turn and check/shoving river.
    • Laci24
      Laci24
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      Joined: 07.10.2009 Posts: 5,997
      Thank you for the answers! :)