[NL2-NL10] NL10 - AJs

    • Octhellior
      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 108
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, A.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.2, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.6, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.35) 6, A, J (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0.40, Hero raises to $1.4, MP3 raises to $2.4, Hero raises to $9.25(All-In), MP3 calls $5.70.

      Turn: ($18.70) 6 (2 players)

      River: ($18.70) Q (2 players)

      Final Pot: $18.70.

      Results follow (highlight to see):

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks (Js As)
      MP3 shows a royal flush (Th Kh)
      MP3 wins with a royal flush (Th Kh).

      According to equilator I had 58% chance to win on the flop.
      Question is, should I have called his 3-bet, and shove on the turn, or was the shove on the flop ok?
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      MP3 doesn't seem too bright, since he has 87bb and is minraising preflop. Most often this means a very big hand, a small pocket pair, a baby ace, a suited connector, each player having his own tendencies. If you know he does that often, then your 3bet for value preflop with AJs is totally fine.

      You flop top 2 pairs on an A-high board with a flushdraw and possibly some gutshots.
      The board is only gonna get worse for you on the turn, and that player probably didn't 3bet you as a bluff, so he will call a shove. Calling the flop would put you to tough decisions, especially on heart turn cards. You would like to get it in on the flop if you think he can do that for value with worse hands.

      Unless that player has exactly 66, JJ or AA (very unlikely since 2 A are accounted for), you have the best hand here. People don't flop sets very often. Because this player is likely bad, he could probably take that line and stack off here with worse Ax, maybe flushdraws, or some sort of combo draw, all of which you're ahead of.

      I think getting it in here is mandatory, you played it fine. Better luck next time.

      Hope it helps.
    • michaelqian
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Agree that you definitely have the best hand on the flop.

      Loosing a big pot does suck for sure, but hey... how many times do you get to see a royal flush, even if it's not yours, did you congratulate him afterwards lol?