[NL2-NL10] Nl10: Aj, Tptk

    • Protagoras
      Protagoras
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 48
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP1:
      $17,06
      Hero:
      $10,00

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:spade: , J:club:
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0,10, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0,50, 2 folds, MP1 calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,15) 2:heart: , 5:club: , J:diamond: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0,70, MP1 raises to $1,75, Hero calls $1,05.

      Turn: ($4,65) A:heart: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($4,65) 2:spade: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $4,65

      Should I bet on turn or on river?

      Thanks.

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks (As Jc)
      MP1 shows two pairs, sevens and deuces (7d 7s)

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and jacks (As Jc)
  • 2 replies
    • johnbeattie85
      johnbeattie85
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 716
      I would tend to bet the river. Turn nothing really change's, mostly he either was bluffing or has you beaten. I'm fine with with checking behind and calling the river.

      River you can make a value bet in case he was rasing something weird on the flop (QQ, KJs, Ahigh, etc)
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,

      Originally posted by johnbeattie85
      I would tend to bet the river. Turn nothing really change's, mostly he either was bluffing or has you beaten. I'm fine with with checking behind and calling the river.

      River you can make a value bet in case he was raising something weird on the flop (QQ, KJs, A-high, etc)
      This mostly. If you have some kind of read that he can take that line on the flop with random top pairs, I'd probably try to go for his stack by betting a rather small yet committing amount on the turn, hoping he cries pot odds and can't lay down Jx. Note that in that case we're not really worried about sets, we simply can't fold AJ against such villains on that board.


      Hope it helps.