[NL2-NL10] AJ from SB

    • sicazoRsb
      sicazoRsb
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.09.2009 Posts: 200
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $7.32
      BU (Hero):
      $5.00
      SB:
      $6.48
      BB:
      $10.07
      MP3:
      $2.50


      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, A.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, SB calls $0.13, BB calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.45) 5, A, 6 (3 players)
      SB bets $0.55, BB folds, Hero raises to $1.50, SB calls $0.95.

      Turn: ($3.45) 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.75, SB calls $2.75.

      River: ($8.95) 5 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.60, SB calls $0.60.

      Final Pot: $10.15.
      Results follow:

      SB shows two pairs, aces and fives(A Q).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and fives(J A).

      SB wins with two pairs, aces and fives(A Q).

      It's ok how did I play this hand ? Should I check on the turn for pot control ? Should I shoved on the river ?
  • 2 replies
    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      his call on the flop may have indicated a draw ( which you have beat) or a ace, which you are in good position to fight.

      on the turn, his call may indicate that he has an ace.

      i thought that the bet on the river was unneccesary, since you would not want to risk a re-raise and want to see the showdown.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      It's fine, just raise a tad bigger on the flop and shove the turn. You shouldn't get to the river with so little money left anyway, it's a mistake you need to correct in previous streets. Always be aware of how much money is left and how best to get it in.


      Hope it helps.