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Calling Station got lucky? or inefficient raise to protect from draws?

    • Manjushri
      Joined: 11.03.2010 Posts: 6
      Hi Poker Pros,

      How would you have played this hand?
      Do you think you could have made the flush drawer fold?
      Kindly critique and advice on how to handle these situations. I have made a good size bet (but after seems like I have made a raise that is less than 2/3 of the pot...perhaps that was my mistake)...and'll see...Kindly let me know what you think...

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:

      MP2 = ($25.00)
      MP3 = ($5.05)
      CO (Hero) = ($8.90)
      BU = ($8.25)
      SB = ($36.50)
      BB = ($20.80)
      UTG2 = ($49.00)
      MP1 = ($11.35)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, A.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, 2 folds, BB calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($1.6) 5, J, T (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.00, BB calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($3.6) 4 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.00, BB calls $2.00.

      River: ($7.6) 3 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $7.6.


      Results follow:

      BB shows a flush, ten high(7 8).
      Hero shows a pair of aces(A A).

      BB wins with a flush, ten high(7 8).

      How should I play this next time?
      Thanks alot....
  • 1 reply
    • dicekeyrollz
      Joined: 01.03.2010 Posts: 74
      I like your check on the river. If villain was a calling station, even aces can be cracked sometimes.

      But did he have a straight and flush draw on the flop? If so your $1 bet mightve been cheap. Turn wouldve been a great spot to bet a lot more, since you already know it's hard to extract more value on the river card.

      Hope this helps!