[NL2-NL10] NL10 AJ, AQ, c-bet or check behind?

    • oedipa
      oedipa
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.07.2009 Posts: 127
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP3:
      $19,19
      Hero:
      $1,85

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J:club: , A:spade:
      3 folds, MP3 raises to $0,20, CO folds, Hero raises to $0,60, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,35) 4:spade: , 7:heart: , 7:diamond: (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $1,25 (All-In), MP3 calls $1,25.

      Turn: ($3,85) T:heart:
      River: ($3,85) 5:diamond: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $3,85


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP2:
      $5,31
      Hero:
      $2,05

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q:club: , A:heart:
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0,25, Hero raises to $0,60, 4 folds, MP2 calls $0,35.

      Flop: ($1,35) 6:heart: , 2:heart: , 8:diamond: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $1,45 (All-In), MP2 calls $1,45.

      Turn: ($4,25) A:spade:
      River: ($4,25) 3:diamond: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $4,25


      I'm having a problem to decide whether to contibet or check behind. Any advice on these and similar situations?
      thank you :)
      edit: If I suppose that villian is a calling station, should I completely leave out c-bet and play only for value?
  • 2 replies
    • RaWRpewpew
      RaWRpewpew
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.08.2009 Posts: 83
      Originally posted by oedipaedit: If I suppose that villian is a calling station, should I completely leave out c-bet and play only for value?
      Yes you can depends on often he does fold. (even calling stations fold to c bets sometimes :p) If a player folds to cbet 40% of the time 1/2 pot c bet is +EV.

      But because your 3 bet preflop you would be pot commited with 1/2 pot bet.

      There are some draws in the second example. You have the nut BDFD
      and 2 overs. Vs a calling station type player checking behind is probably more profitable.

      Maybe check behind and bet if you catch a heart/queen/ace on turn?
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Please keep your number of hands to thread ratio to 1:1

      With AJo first hand, I would just shove preflop. It may sound strange but you are committed postflop and you do not hit fairly often. That said you do have to shove with pocket pairs sometimes as well in these situation

      Raising to 6bb and shoving Postflop is also fine imo


      2nd Hand is also wp!
      - Gerv