[NL2-NL10] NL2 - AQ from SB, flopped top pair

    • MancaMulas
      MancaMulas
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      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      CO:
      $0.64
      BU:
      $0.73
      SB(Hero):
      $1.98
      BB:
      $1.98
      UTG2:
      $0.58
      MP1:
      $1.53
      MP2:
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $1.37


      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, Q.
      4 folds, CO calls $0.02, Hero calls $0.01, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.06) 6, J, Q (5 players)
      Hero bets $0.06, BB folds, CO calls $0.06.

      Turn: ($0.18) K (4 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks.

      River: ($0.18) J (4 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.18, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $0.36.
  • 6 replies
    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
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      I would go for 0.04 bet on the turn, but 0.06 is fine too.

      I assume you checked the turn because you were afraid he had a king right? I would still put in a 2/3 pot bet to determine if he has a K or not.

      If not, he will most likely fold, if yes, he will either call or raise and you will know if you are beat.
    • MancaMulas
      MancaMulas
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      Originally posted by michaelqian
      I would go for 0.04 bet on the turn, but 0.06 is fine too.

      I assume you checked the turn because you were afraid he had a king right? I would still put in a 2/3 pot bet to determine if he has a K or not.

      If not, he will most likely fold, if yes, he will either call or raise and you will know if you are beat.
      It's always very hard for me to play post-flop when I hit top-pair, and then an overcard comes...
    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
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      It depends on a lot of factors, I'm a beginner (kinda) player too but these are the things I would look for when a overcard comes

      - Is the board draw heavy?

      - How many opponents are you up against? This is an important one. In this case are up against only 1 opponent, in which case it's good to fire off a second bet on the turn. If you are up against say 3 opponents, then it's better to check fold, as the probability of one of them having a K is much higher.
    • Waiboy
      Waiboy
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      Raise preflop v one caller from late position per SHC.
    • MancaMulas
      MancaMulas
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      Originally posted by Waiboy
      Raise preflop v one caller from late position per SHC.
      I'm in the Small Blind
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by MancaMulas
      Originally posted by Waiboy
      Raise preflop v one caller from late position per SHC.
      I'm in the Small Blind
      I´d still raise pf, since your hand is very strong compared their limping range and you should get more money on the pot with your strong hands, although you´re oop.
      I´d b/f turn, since your hand might be still the best and it is hard to c/c him down. If he calls your bet on the turn then I´m going to c/f, since I think he won´t valuebet there with worse hands
      c/f river is fine