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[NL2-NL10] A9 Middle Pair in Freeplay

    • HorstFeratuPQ
      Joined: 14.09.2008 Posts: 561
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      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , 9:diamond:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0,02, 2 folds, BU calls $0,02, SB calls $0,01, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0,08) 7:club: , 9:club: , T:heart: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP2 checks, BU checks.

      Turn: ($0,08) A:diamond: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0,04, MP2 calls $0,04, 2 folds.

      River: ($0,16) 4:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,08, MP2 calls $0,08.

      Final Pot: $0,32

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and nines (Ac 9d)
      MP2 shows a pair of aces (Ah 6s)

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and nines (Ac 9d)

      did i play this correctly? should i have raised on the flop? should i not have raised on the turn?
  • 2 replies
    • dandycal
      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      Good check on the flop. Raise to pot-size on the Turn and bet higher on the river (2/3 pot-size).
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,107
      Hey HorstFeratuPQ,

      preflop and flop is fine as you only have second pair on the flop. On the turn you hit 2-pair, so you have a made hand thus you should start betting and in free plays standard is to bet potsize(for protection from more opponents and to build up the pot). Bet potsize on the flop and I would bet 2/3-potsize on the river since I think an A will pay you off even if you bet slightly more and missed draws will fold anyway.

      Please remove the results when you post hands in the forum so members can be more objective about the hand.