[NL2-NL10] Nl20 - Jj

    • Werkon
      Joined: 29.06.2008 Posts: 78
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      0,1/0,2 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J:club: , J:heart:
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0,80, BU calls $0,80, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($1,90) 9:heart: , 5:heart: , 5:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1,20, BU calls $1,20.

      Turn: ($4,30) A:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      River: ($4,30) 4:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      Final Pot: $4,30

      On the flop it was an easy bet because of an overpair (I think I should bet more like potsized here, but I didn't want to deviate from my standard c-bet pattern). An Ace came on the turn, turning my hand into trash according to basic SSS, so I played check/fold. Was it OK or could it be played better ? Also - what would you do if opponent bet on turn/river ? Thanks
  • 2 replies
    • davidangel
      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 456
      Your c-bet is 1.20 out of 2.80 stack size, very close to half. The board is risky, but you are very likely to have the best hand on the flop. If villian calls your c-bet then the pot is 4.30 and I cant see you folding your last 1.40 to a turn bet. I might consider a push on the flop here. A push gives villian 1.6:1 pot odds, not enough to call without A :heart: 10 :heart: or better IMO. (and you hold one of those cards/outs) By the river it looks like he missed his draw, or paired his 9 and fears the A.
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Betting $1.7 into $4.3 pot is almost obligatory. If he called the flop with just overcards and hit his ace, so be it, he made a mistake and on the long run you'll gain from such play of his.

      You still have a big hand, oly aces beats you. If he called with a flush draw (which he might have done) giving a free card is absolutely out of question. There's also a variety of gutshots out there which might've attracted a calling station...