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[NL2-NL10] NL2 - AJ from SB, split pair on the turn

    • MancaMulas
      Joined: 12.03.2009 Posts: 4,494
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, J.
      7 folds, Hero raises to $0.07, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.16) J, 8, Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.14, BB calls $0.14.

      Turn: ($0.44) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, BB raises to $1.12, Hero raises to $1.48, BB calls $0.66.

      River: ($4) 9 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.
  • 4 replies
    • revlis
      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 59
      I think the turn re-raise was too much, board is too drawheavy, and even though the Ace gives you two pair, you are still behind against a set ( 88) , the Ace could have given the villain a straight (KT), or he had it already in the flop with 9Ts.. There are so many hands that beat you , that the raise is definitely not profitable. Call makes a little more sense, as you can see what the final round brings and then re-analyse your hand strength..
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Don't ever just call that turn you're committed anyway afterward, so it's a push-or-fold decision right there.

      With a read that BB is good enough to loosen up quite a bit in heads-up blind battles i would be going broke there always. But i think most people just continue playing their usual style, and since that board is absolutely atrocious for your two pairs against a standard defending range, i wouldn't mind a fold there for less variance.

      You can't really fault shoving either against an unknown, but i think you're 4-outing against most people's turn raising range in that spot.

      Hope it helps.
    • Mstlc
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 4,676
      Turn is shove or fold. A call makes absolutely no sense whatsoever cause you'll be committed on the river anyway. Even if every single draw on the board completes. I mean, if you call $1.12 you've got 36c behind for a $4 pot, you can NEVER EVER fold that on the river anyway.

      I guess a fold on the turn would be ok as he seems very strong but considering it's 2 NL I'd just go broke here and cry if he has AQ or a set and curse at him (not in chat ofc) if he chased a straight draw with KT :f_biggrin:
    • revlis
      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 59
      Oh ofcourse, I didnt notice that with teh call he would be pot committed , my bad.. Then it is yes, bet/ fold or shove