[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR AK play

    • kwedaras
      Joined: 09.05.2009 Posts: 104
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      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K:diamond: , A:heart:
      MP1 calls $0,04, 2 folds, CO calls $0,04, Hero raises to $0,24, 3 folds, CO calls $0,20.

      Flop: ($0,58) J:diamond: , 5:club: , Q:diamond: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $0,42, CO calls $0,42.

      Turn: ($1,42) T:diamond: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1,35, CO calls $1,35.

      River: ($4,12) K:heart: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero raises $3,62 (All-In), CO calls $3,62.

      Final Pot: $11,36

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a straight, ace high (Kd Ah)
      CO shows two pairs, kings and queens (Ks Qs)

      Hero wins with a straight, ace high (Kd Ah)

      flop : he checked, hes a calling station, i decided to raise, cause i have many outs.
      turn : possible flush completed, but he checked (i suppose if he had a flush he would have bet) i bet full size, in case he just wants to see all cards :)
      river : now every ace splits pot, if he put me all in, i would be thinking about folding (underplayed flush), but he checked, i decided to shove for value.

      is my play ok ?
  • 3 replies
    • edi9999
      Joined: 03.11.2008 Posts: 1,387
      against a calling station play is ok, but i dont agree with turn play. On turn betting full pot shows a lot of strength, he could believe you hit a flush. Against calling station i had bet half pot. River again, you should bet half pot i think.
    • Mstlc
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 4,676
      Originally posted by edi9999
      Against calling station i had bet half pot. River again, you should bet half pot i think.
      Why? They're called calling stations for a reason... cause they're calling everything regardless of board textures & bet sizes. These are the kind of players you want to make large valuebets against on turn & river cause if they'll call a 2/3-3/4 pot bet they'll most likely call a pot bet to.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I'm not sure that guy wouldn't just c/c even a turned flush all the way, i've seen those guys check behind the nuts so.. But it's indeed less likely when he doesn't bet out himself, and there are so many 2 pairs combos out there that he will never fold even to a shove, i like your play.

      Hope it helps.