[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH AKo on a dry board

    • Zenith88
      Joined: 12.07.2008 Posts: 65
      0.10/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , K:diamond:
      MP2 calls $0.25, 2 folds, BU raises to $1.10, SB folds, Hero raises to $3.30, MP2 folds, BU calls $2.20.

      Flop: ($6.95) 8:club: , 2:club: , 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $5, BU calls $5.00.

      Standard contibet on a dry flop on which a great part of his range missed

      Turn: ($16.95) J:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $7, BU calls $7.00.

      That J made me a bit nervous, as JJ was in his range, however i chose to 2nd barrel him here as I feared a float, and obviously fold to a shove.

      River: ($30.95) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $9.70 (All-In), BU folds.

      The river doesn't change much, however since i had ~10$ left into a 31$ pot i chose to go all in. Basically i have to win in 25% of the cases to break even. In a BU vs BB situation i expected him to 4bet QQ+, so the only hands that would call me would be JJ/AJ. Was the river play too risky?

      Final Pot: $40.65
  • 2 replies
    • srohack
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 1,908
      if you decide to double barrel just shove the turn because you have left exactly a pot size bet l and you want as much fold equity as you can . beting 1/2 pot will get lots of calls from pocket pairs or board pairs
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Against unknown it is not terrible, but I'd bet 6$ on the flop to have extra fold equity against low pp-s which are probably mostly BU calling range and shove turn. If you bet 1/2 pot on the flop, BU get very good odds calling river with any pair, (also flusdraw missed) plus he might shove turn and you have then a facing very tough fold or call.