[NL20-NL50] NL SH 50 AJ tpgk vs checkraise

    • GrantJennings
      GrantJennings
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 232
      Am I out to lunch calling the checkraise on the flop? There aren't many Ax hands that I'm beating (at least the ones that people like to play).

      Villain is fairly active, but is also a member of the "Poker Police", and I'm pretty sure that every hand he plays is certified by the "Starting Hands Investigation Team".

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $45.70
      SB:
      $40.00
      BB(Hero):
      $160.80
      MP2:
      $66.85
      MP3:
      $71.80
      CO:
      $60.05


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, J.
      3 folds, BU raises to $1.50, SB folds, Hero raises to $5.50, BU calls $4.00.

      Flop: ($11.25) A, T, 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.50, BU raises to $17.00, Hero calls $10.50.

      Turn: ($45.25) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $10.00, BU raises to $23.20, Hero calls $13.20.

      River: ($91.65) 9 (0 players)
      Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $78.45.
  • 3 replies
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      I'd bet/fold $8.5 on the Flop. His raise indicate he has a hand that beats your hand fairly often, I don't see him bluffing here well that's given without stats

      Calling leaves you OOP + without iniative Turn + committed
      Shoving is overplaying the Flop & your hand

      - Gerv
    • GrantJennings
      GrantJennings
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 232
      Thanks Gerv.

      I'm new to SH, and I'm finding that hero calls can be profitable in P* NL50SH games, but this was a case where I knew villain wasn't bluffing, and I called knowing I was likely beat.

      Therefore:

      hero = donkey

      Just wanted to confirm the fact :f_p:

      I need to iron out a few kinks like this one out of my game if I'm going to make SH a (more) profitable enterprise.

      As played, I was saved by my 3 outer. :f_cool:
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      If player is good, he can bluffraise there with anything
      So b/c is not terrible and then deciding if you want to c/c turn, which I´d likely would do often.
      Just hard him to have set/AK or AT that raise for value and a lot of times set would just call c-bet.
      but since you hit your two pair then b/c is ok line.