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[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR: AJ (new to BSS)

    • Skeat
      Joined: 18.08.2009 Posts: 493
      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (8 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

      UTG+1 ($1.42)
      MP1 ($2.19)
      MP2 ($4.76)
      Hero (CO) ($2.02)
      Button ($1.63)
      SB ($4.98)
      BB ($12.37)
      UTG ($2.32)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, J
      1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, MP1 calls $0.02, 1 fold, Hero bets $0.12, 3 folds, UTG+1 calls $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.39) 3, J, 4 (3 players)
      UTG+1 checks, MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.26, UTG+1 calls $0.26, 1 fold

      Turn: ($0.91) 7 (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.91) 9 (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.60, UTG+1 raises to $1.04 (All-In), Hero calls $0.44

      Total pot: $2.99 | Rake: $0.10

      I was going for the flop->bet, turn->check, river->call thing.
      Should I bet on the turn? As he called on the flop, I thought he was chasing a flush draw, although he didn't have the pot odds to do so (maybe implied pot odds), so once the spade came on the turn, I didn't want to give him the opportunity to check/raise.
      And on the river, should I have just called?
  • 3 replies
    • rickydaprince
      Joined: 20.12.2008 Posts: 397
      Your river play is very bad.

      Flop is fine. I would bet turn aswell.. .around $0.70. Flat calling river.
    • justkyle88
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,613
      hey Skeat,

      Imo bet more on flop. something like 30-35c.

      Bet again on the turn, you now have TPTK and nut flush draw.

      and on the river, I'm just calling his min bet.


    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I'm bet/calling the turn with the nut redraw against a guy with 70bb. I doubt he's folding a J, he might jam a worse redraw etc.

      As played, the river is either a blocking bet or an inducer. Which means unless you think he would try to induce action with a worse hand than yours (like he has KJ there and wants to suckbet/shove it), you will be committed with a bluff-catcher when he shoves. Depending on how often you think he's blockbetting, with what hands, and whether he's capable of calling a small valueraise with those hands, it's fine to either just call and play it safe, or make a valueraise and accept to call it off bad when he happens to have a better hand.

      If i do raise the river tho, i'd likely make it smaller to ensure that 1/ worse hands can call without basically getting all-in 2/ it looks like (to him) he still has some fold equity by shoving some random bluff. Maybe $0.45-$0.5.

      Hope it helps.