[NL20-NL50] NL50 FR: value/protection or pot control with AA?

    • Kruppe
      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 2,145
      I was planning B/F turn - C/C river

      Is the turn an easy valuebet, or should I check to induce bluffs and to get called on the river by Jx? This line would be C/C turn - C/C river if he bet turn and B/F river if he checked turn

      If I bet turn, is C/C or B/F better on the river?

      Also, would a blockbet be good on the river here? I don't see many worse hands that will call a blockbet.

      Full Tilt Poker, $0.25/$0.50 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      UTG+2: $18.55
      MP1: $104.90
      MP2: $12.70
      CO: $137.50
      BTN: $9.75
      SB: $9.50
      BB: $12
      Kruppe (UTG): $75.80
      UTG+1: $59.05

      Pre-Flop: A:heart: A:spade: dealt to Kruppe (UTG)
      Kruppe raises to $2, 4 folds, CO calls $2, 3 folds

      Flop: ($4.75) 4:heart: J:heart: T:club: (2 Players)
      Kruppe bets $3, CO calls $3

      Turn: ($10.75) 4:heart: J:heart: T:club: [ T:diamond: ] (2 Players)
      Kruppe bets $8, CO calls $8

      River: ($26.75) 4:heart: J:heart: T:club: T:diamond: [ K:diamond: ] (2 Players)
      Kruppe checks, CO bets $8, Kruppe calls $8
  • 3 replies
    • finchybg
      Joined: 16.12.2007 Posts: 910
      I like your line, I'd play it the same way. Most times you get value from your flop/turn bets and checking the river induces a bluff. Not always of course, but you could get away cheaply anyway if you are beat.
      Nice hand.
    • Tosh5457
      Joined: 18.01.2008 Posts: 3,062
      i'd play the same, he probably has a draw and wont call with Jx on the river.
    • Faye6891
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      Hi Kruppe,


      Turn you should bet, he can easily call you with a J.. and he might be on a FD, don't give him a free card, just bet.
      After betting turn you can check/call the river, give him a chance to bet a busted draw.

      No need to blockbet the river.