[NL2-NL10] Rush AT in BU

    • Magijec
      Magijec
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.10.2007 Posts: 91
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $2.57
      CO:
      $2.77
      BU (Hero):
      $6.52
      SB:
      $6.33
      BB:
      $4.62
      UTG1:
      $3.51
      UTG2:
      $6.98
      MP1:
      $4.75
      MP2:
      $4.47


      Preflop: Hero is BU with T, A.
      5 folds, CO raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.20, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.47) Q, J, 9 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0.47) 8 (2 players)
      CO bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.60, CO calls $0.40.

      River: ($1.67) J (2 players)
      CO bets $1.97, Hero calls $1.97.

      Final Pot: $5.61.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a straight, queen high(Th Ad).
      CO shows a straight, king high(Ks Ts).

      CO wins with a straight, king high(Ks Ts).

      Probably should have just called the turn to not make him throw away his weaker hands and then raise river?
  • 2 replies
    • johnbeattie85
      johnbeattie85
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 716
      Bet/fold flop without reads. No point in flatting pre if your not going to bet there. Checking behind can be an option if villian is mass check/raising in this spot or something. But most ppl will just be check/folding.

      Raise turn for value.

      Fold river. Flipping or behind.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,

      Originally posted by johnbeattie85
      Bet/fold flop without reads. No point in flatting pre if your not going to bet there. Checking behind can be an option if villian is mass check/raising in this spot or something. But most ppl will just be check/folding.

      Raise turn for value.

      Fold river. Flipping or behind.
      I agree overall, these are good considerations against tags so it's worth learning from. They will usually bet anything strong to protect on that board and check/fold when they have nothing because it looks like this board smashes your range. So just betting as a semibluff to take it down is usually the play, you can represent strong hands.

      That said, this guy is screwing around with a 55bb stack at nl5. You can't put it past him to check anything in that spot, whether it's for check/raising a strong hand regardless of how drawy the board is, or check/calling with Jx/9x/Tx/diamonds because he has something but doesn't want to bet. So i check your fold equity on a bet goes way down, and considering you don't really want to build a huge stack against a halfstacker, i'm down with the check behind.


      Hope it helps.