[NL20-NL50] NL50 AA vs. donk bets

    • AchillesBG
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,586
      Microgaming - €0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (CO): €51.90
      BTN: €96.84
      SB: €53.62
      BB: €25.64
      UTG: €97.17

      SB posts SB €0.25, BB posts BB €0.50

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.75) Hero has A:club: A:spade:

      UTG calls €0.50, Hero raises to €2.00, fold, fold, fold, UTG calls €1.50

      Flop: (€4.75, 2 players) 5:spade: 4:diamond: 3:heart:
      UTG bets €3.00, Hero calls €3.00

      Turn: (€10.75, 2 players) 4:spade:
      UTG bets €6.00, Hero calls €6.00

      River: (€22.75, 2 players) 3:spade:
      UTG bets €6.00, Hero raises to €12.50, UTG calls €6.50

      Hero shows A:club: A:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Fours) (Pre 81%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)
      UTG mucks 8:club: 8:spade: (Two Pair, Eights and Fours) (Pre 19%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins €45.37

      Anon. table - no info. Probably a fish.

      Should i raise the flop/turn?

      On the river, after his small bet, i think i have a value raise. Perhaps i could go a bit bigger? I`m targeting his low overpairs.
  • 1 reply
    • Shevtshenko
      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 4,237

      I don't really think there's a huge difference in ev between raising the flop/turn compared to just calling. On the river though, i'm again looking to maximize value here by just putting all the money in the middle. I think weaker players would look at their weak sizing, the fact that you rep mostly 4x by shoving and just call it off with A-high+. I would be shocked to see him folding any pair to a shove here.

      But a smaller raise is also good, but I think 15€ gets called just as often as 12,5€, so if you want to make it small, 15-16 would probably be slightly better.