[NL20-NL50] AKo top pair vs showdown monkey

    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
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      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:diamond: , K:diamond:
      MP2 calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.50, 4 folds, MP2 calls $2.00.

      Flop: ($5.75) Q:diamond: , 8:club: , A:spade: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $4.00, MP2 calls $4.00.

      Turn: ($13.75) 6:spade: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $10.00, MP2 calls $10.00.

      River: ($33.75) 3:heart: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $38.94 (All-In), MP2 calls $38.94.

      Final Pot: $111.63

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of aces (Ad Kd)
      MP2 shows two pairs, aces and eights (Ah 8h)

      MP2 wins with two pairs, aces and eights (Ah 8h)

      he seems like a showdown monkey. bet for value or check for pot control?
  • 1 reply
    • darkonebg
      Joined: 17.01.2008 Posts: 9,508
      Against such player I'd bet smaller on river, such big bets tend to scare them.With some history of him c/c monsters till river I might check behind river, but otherwise I consider TPTK to be nuts untill he shows aggression.
      My line would be to bet 12-15$ on river.

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