[NL2-NL10] NL5 AQo drawy board TP2K

    • Duudalinja
      Duudalinja
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):
      $5.02
      BB:
      $6.47
      UTG2:
      $2.02
      MP1:
      $5.05
      MP2:
      $5.00
      MP3:
      $1.75
      CO:
      $1.75
      BU:
      $5.00


      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, Q.
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, BB calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.4) 8, A, 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.35, BB calls $0.35.

      Turn: ($1.1) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25.

      River: ($1.6) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30.

      Final Pot: $2.2.

      opp stats in 35 hands: 54/22

      Should be ok preflop and flop - had top pair, but board was full of draws so I made my cbet close to pot.
      Turn card was disaster - completed flush and straight draws and as my opp was playing with who knows what - such a marginal and speculative hands could be in his range. Checked it, but decided to call if he bets small and he did. Same with river - call if bets small.
      Question:

      1. Was calling turn/river was ok?
      2. Should I raise turn to ~0.70 and fold to 3bet?
      3. If he calls my turn raise - bet or check/fold river?

      Thanks.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Short answers would be:

      1. As played yes it's okay.
      2.3. I have no idea frankly and it's fine that you don't know either.


      Just correct everything by bet/folding the turn for value yourself. True, the flushdraw got there and some straightdraws improved to combodraws. But BB still has a TON of Ax hands that will call you down regardless, as well as random floated crap with a heart or 98/76/65/... that somehow improved and will also call you again most of the time.

      Sometimes he might decide to raise his big draws on the turn and you'll be screwed. But since you have absolutely no idea what to expect after you check that turn, it's best to err on the side of valuebetting against bad players.


      Hope it helps.