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[NL2-NL10] NL5 AKo & TT

    • michaelqian
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Hi all

      It's like oil running dry for the past few weeks. Since I got my first Royal flush I've just been having horrible luck unfortunately.

      Anyway below are two hands that I would like to be advised on. Both times the board puts me in difficult spots.

      1. Ako

      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, A.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.05, 6 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, UTG2 calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.42) J, K, 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.35, UTG2 calls $0.35.


      Turn: ($1.12) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, UTG2 calls $0.60.

      Planned to bet/fold.

      River: ($2.32) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.95, Hero folds, UTG2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Check too weak? I thought it was the right move although it was weak, any diamond beat me.

      Final Pot: $2.32.

      2. TT

      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with T, T.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.25, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.25, 4 folds, UTG2 calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.82) T, 9, 8 (3 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $0.50, MP3 calls $0.50, UTG2 calls $0.50.

      Should have bet bigger? I was trying to make a value bet rather than a standard 2/3 pot sized bet. The board didn't worry me too much at this point.

      Turn: ($2.32) 3 (3 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $1.50, MP3 calls $1.50, UTG2 folds.

      Again a smaller than usual bet.

      River: ($5.32) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $2.85, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      This river card is really ugly. c/f the right move?

      Final Pot: $5.32.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I feel your pain, i hardly see a pot where i don't get screwed over by the deck these days. Hang in there.

      First hand check/folding is fine, check/calling is horrible until you know he can turn a marginal made hand into a bluff when the 4th diamond hits, and betting is likely too thin against almost everybody.

      Second hand i'd go bigger with the c-bet, there are so many hands that will play with us on that board it's criminal not to pump it up. I'd go for $0.60+. On the river the weaker your opponent the more you'd rather jam it yourself since they ain't letting go off any two pairs / lower sets hands but they might bet it when you check and folding to that is a huge mistake. Against a decent opponent they likely won't bet anything less than 6x, most likely Jx with a pair for them that have stuff around that long, so check/folding is okay.

      hope it helps.