[NL2-NL10] NL2 AA on 4 spades board

    • Huseens
      Huseens
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 709
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      BU:
      $0.51
      SB:
      $0.35
      BB:
      $2.11
      UTG1:
      $4.74
      UTG2:
      $0.56
      MP1:
      $3.54
      MP2:
      $0.44
      MP3:
      $1.64
      CO(Hero):
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, A.
      UTG1 calls $0.02, 3 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.12, 3 folds, UTG1 calls $0.10, MP3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.29) 9, 5, 9 (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.04, Hero raises to $0.30, UTG1 calls $0.26.

      Turn: ($0.89) 4 (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $0.63, UTG1 calls $0.63.

      River: ($2.15) T (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $1.02, Hero folds, UTG1 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.15.


      Some questions.
      Should I have raised bigger on the turn?
      And did I have to lay down my Aces on the river or was I pot commited?
  • 4 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Turn bet is fine
      River fold is also ok, since he likely has flush and you´re not pot committed to call there
    • dallievas
      dallievas
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 822
      Turn bet is fine


      Really? WHY?
      What reasons to bet on turn when opp called flop raise?( pretend he not total ....
      1) Value bet ? against what range A5,TT,JJ,KK?,1card fd and we get call/raise from 9x,made flush.I think only fd real worse hand that can call us.
      2) Bluff bet? what better hands you can get fold ? 45,9x ,low flush :)
      Pot is big,but not huge and our equity or outs against his calling range should be low,so why not check behind and go to showdown cos AA have some showdown value here.
      I was a bit out of poker,maybe I do not understand some new tendencies.
      Can you explain,please.
      Thank you very much.
      :f_confused:
    • Huseens
      Huseens
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 709
      I would bet/fold turn and check/fold river, as I did. On low limits they tend to call with overcards a lot.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by dallievas
      Turn bet is fine


      Really? WHY?
      What reasons to bet on turn when opp called flop raise?( pretend he not total ....
      1) Value bet ? against what range A5,TT,JJ,KK?,1card fd and we get call/raise from 9x,made flush.I think only fd real worse hand that can call us.
      2) Bluff bet? what better hands you can get fold ? 45,9x ,low flush :)
      Pot is big,but not huge and our equity or outs against his calling range should be low,so why not check behind and go to showdown cos AA have some showdown value here.
      I was a bit out of poker,maybe I do not understand some new tendencies.
      Can you explain,please.
      Thank you very much.
      :f_confused:
      Player limps utg, so his range is imo quite big, considering any pp and maybe a lot of Ax or broadway cards.
      He thn c/c on 995 board, which he can easily do with any pp or sometimes even Ax hands.
      I´d bet turn for value, since I think these limit, players would c/c turn with flushdraw, like AQ/AJ with A/Q/J spade if they decided to c/c flop and likely also a lot of pairs not believing you or just hoping they hit their flush or boat.
      So I don´t see any reason why not to bet/fold turn if we believe that only better hands would c/rai.
      Although if you don´t think worst hands are calling us, then going for pot control and keeping pot small is also ok.
      I guess it depends how aggressive you want to play.