[NL2-NL10] NL2 - AK vs. Calling Station, from UTG2

    • MancaMulas
      MancaMulas
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.03.2009 Posts: 4,491
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $2.18
      MP2:
      $0.74
      MP3:
      $1.39
      CO:
      $0.18
      BU:
      $1.24
      SB:
      $5.55
      BB:
      $1.84
      UTG2(Hero):
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A, K.
      Hero raises to $0.08, 4 folds, BU calls $0.08, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.19) K, 8, 9 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.12, BU calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.43) Q (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, BU calls $0.30.

      River: ($1.03) 5 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      Final Pot: $1.03.
  • 3 replies
    • rubysilesia
      rubysilesia
      Silver
      Joined: 03.07.2007 Posts: 351
      Against calling station I would bet again on the river 50c. He wants to see the showdown. Make him pay for that since most of the time your hand is better.
    • MancaMulas
      MancaMulas
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.03.2009 Posts: 4,491
      Originally posted by rubysilesia
      (...) most of the time your hand is better.
      why do you say that?
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      If your opponent really is a calling station, he'll call you down with stuff you can't even imagine, you're better off betting too much then too little.

      The board is a bit ugly because of the Q turn, he could have two pairs or a straight already, but he can also have lots of pair+gutshot type hands, or simply be willing to call you down with anything. Some guys won't even fold T9 on that river, they want to see the showdown, it's important for them to know who had the best hand.

      The only rivers i think you can check to him would be a J or a T, because then almost everything he's calling you down with will have either a straight or two pairs. On that blank river, just shove, he has 3/4 pot left.


      Hope it helps.