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[NL2-NL10] AQ vs K5

    • adrasz
      Joined: 05.12.2008 Posts: 27
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q, A.
      Hero raises to $0.08, 3 folds, SB calls $0.07, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.18) K, 9, 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.12, SB calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.42) Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.28, SB raises to $1.15, Hero calls $0.87.

      River: ($2.72) 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $2.72.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and nines (Q A)
      SB shows two pairs, kings and nines (5 K)
      SB wins with two pairs, kings and nines (5 K).
  • 5 replies
    • radyan111
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
      After you get called on the flop and hit your second pair on the turn you have two options - check behind to control the size of a pot and induce a bluff or bet/fold if you think your opponent is on a draw often. Bet/call is overplaying your hand, he won't ever raise you there with worse hand.

      Personally I guess I would check behind and called a bet on the river.
    • adrasz
      Joined: 05.12.2008 Posts: 27
    • rickydaprince
      Joined: 20.12.2008 Posts: 397
      With 2nd pair on the turn, I'm checking behind also for pot control. I would only call a small bet on the river... otherwise I'm folding. As played, I'm folding to his check/raise on the turn.
    • BogdanDin7
      Joined: 29.04.2008 Posts: 1,114
      I would actually rather go for b/f here because I`m IP and can often get a free showdown if he calls so I control the size I`m willing to invest and you also protect against the fd that is still in his range here.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Both BogdanDin7 and radyan111 have good points, I don't think you can go wrong with either b/f c/f or cb c/c against an unknown, even tho i believe unknowns are more prone to calling too much as opposed to bluffing too much, so i would probably b/f c/f myself.

      As played, you will rarely ever be good against his turn raising range, so against an unknown don't do it and fold there.

      Hope it helps.