[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH, AQ top pair vs minraise

    • uuberpro
      uuberpro
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2008 Posts: 26
      Known players:    
      CO:
      $6.64
      Hero:
      $10.00

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q:club: , A:spade:
      2 folds, CO calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.50, 2 folds, CO calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.15) 7:spade: , 9:diamond: , A:club: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $0.75, CO raises to $1.50, Hero calls $0.75.

      Turn: ($4.15) J:spade: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($4.15) 2:diamond: (2 players)
      CO bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00.

      Final Pot: $8.15

      Q: Is the turn and river correctly played? There is a minraise on the flop, so I decide to play the hand passively, as sets and 2pair are possible. The flop is not drawy, so there is not much to protect against.
  • 3 replies
    • Mstlc
      Mstlc
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      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 4,676
      Bet the turn imo, don't give away a free river card.
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      For some reason I like the check on the turn to either induce a bluff on the river and to keep the pot smaller so you can call a small bet on the river and keep it as cheap as possible if you are beat.
      The min-raise by villain represents strength imo.
    • Michailewic
      Michailewic
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      Joined: 28.04.2008 Posts: 1,418
      I am not folding to minraise on the flop. I like check behind on the turn to induce another bet if you are not behind. If he was on complete bluff, he would fold to turn bet but he might fire again on the river if you check behind. You would isolate yourself by betting the turn. You do not have to be afraid to give a free card.

      River is a call. You cannot fold since you checked behind (and plan was to call a river bet) and raise is not good for the same reasons as the bet is not good on the turn.