[NL2-NL10] Nl10Sh Ak

    • Alex147Eddie
      Alex147Eddie
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      Joined: 03.02.2008 Posts: 131
      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (4 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      BB ($10.10)
      Hero (UTG) ($11.15)
      Button ($19.45)
      SB ($2.45)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K, A
      Hero bets $0.30, Button calls $0.30, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.75) 9, 7, Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, Button raises to $1.20, Hero calls $0.70

      Turn: ($3.15) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

      River: ($6.15) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.50, 1 fold

      Total pot: $6.15 | Rake: $0.30
  • 3 replies
    • johnbeattie85
      johnbeattie85
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      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 716
      Flop: Fold. You have ace high and are OOP. Sure he could have have bluffs and draws mixed into his value range, but your equity is never going to be amazing, and turn and river playability is going to be bad.

      River: At this point, it's more optimal to check/call if you really think he is bluffing missed flush draws/whatever. Don't really mind this that much if he's aggro since it's hard from him to have quads and most people won't raise top pair on the flop then barrel 3 streets.
    • noclaninator
      noclaninator
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      Joined: 01.12.2008 Posts: 312
      Flop: This is an ugly board to cbet. He won't fold any broadways. He folds AJ (AJ is kind of unlikely since many will 3bet with it shorthanded) and small pairs and that's it. Check/Fold flop.

      But once you get to the river... double paired board. If you were ahead on the flop you are still ahead on the river. If you truly put him on being weak (and yeah his betting line looks weak) then let him barrel JT into you. In fact now you even beat 66-22. Easy check/call here. 88 is probably the only better hand that folds to your bet. Every other hand you beat anyways. Waste of a bet.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
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      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Originally posted by johnbeattie85
      Flop: Fold. You have ace high and are OOP. Sure he could have have bluffs and draws mixed into his value range, but your equity is never going to be amazing, and turn and river playability is going to be bad.

      River: At this point, it's more optimal to check/call if you really think he is bluffing missed flush draws/whatever. Don't really mind this that much if he's aggro since it's hard from him to have quads and most people won't raise top pair on the flop then barrel 3 streets.
      This.

      From the moment you call the flop raise with AK-high you're bluff-catching, so unless you have a good grasp on how villain plays or a solid read indicating that he's full of it, you're probably better off giving up on the flop if you're not willing to call down with A-high.

      As played you call down because you thought AK-high was good and then suddenly decided to turn it into a bluff on the river. If you think you can make him fold a Q I guess it's alright, but it's doubtful people will let it go for a 1/2 pot bet at nl10. I'd probably just check/fold unless he's retardedly aggressive, he shouldn't bet Qx/bluffs again on a double paired board. I'm check/calling if he somehow makes it really cheap.


      Hope it helps.