[NL2-NL10] Checking AA on flop

    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 136 BB (VPIP: 23.08, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
      SB: 50 BB (VPIP: 6.25, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 16)
      BB: 327.5 BB (VPIP: 8.82, PFR: 5.88, 3Bet Preflop: 3.03, Hands: 104)
      UTG: 99 BB
      UTG+1: 119.5 BB (VPIP: 15.38, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
      UTG+2: 96.5 BB (VPIP: 10.74, PFR: 7.44, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: 127)
      MP: 111.5 BB (VPIP: 11.46, PFR: 6.25, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 97)
      MP+1: 100 BB
      Hero (CO): 121.5 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:diamond: A:heart:

      fold, fold, UTG+2 raises to 2 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 6 BB, fold, fold, BB calls 5 BB, fold

      Flop: (14.5 BB, 2 players) K:spade: 3:heart: 7:club:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: (14.5 BB, 2 players) J:club:
      BB bets 10 BB, Hero raises to 30 BB, BB calls 20 BB

      River: (74.5 BB, 2 players) 3:club:
      BB checks, Hero checks


      I've been evaluating my cbetting and this is a spot where I felt a check was a better idea. The villain called preflop so I'm thinking he's folding anything but a king to a bet...which means I get nothing more out of the the hand.

      I thought a check would be better either let him hit something on the turn or to induce a bluff. I'd check raise a bet or bet if he didn't.

      I got my check raise and was a bit confused by his calling it. The only hand I could see him doing this with was KJ. If he had a set I think he would reraise, but he might call.

      I checked the river, mostly cause I was worried he was slow playing.

      What do you think about the check on the flop?
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Edukator,

      Preflop: I would add a few BBs to our 3-bet there.

      Postflop: As a side note, your raise does not qualify as a check raise since you are IP.

      I personally feel that checking is a mistake. If you assume villain is a nit you won't get money from him unless he hits so he won't magically bluff the turn. Thus you are also giving him a free card.

      When you raised his turn and he just called he can have sets but also Kx so checking losses value.
    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      I thought the 3bet rule was 3x the villains bet + another 1X for each caller?

      As it turned out the guy had a AK
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Edukator99
      I thought the 3bet rule was 3x the villains bet + another 1X for each caller?

      As it turned out the guy had a AK
      What you are quoting there is the "standard" 3-bet size. Correct?

      Is his open of 2x standard? Nope, and thus our 3-bet can be non standard as well.

      And yes, as I mentioned, AK is a big part of his range and you just lost a ton of value versus it.

      Morale of the story: bet your value hands unless you have a reason to expect many bets from your opponents.