[NL2-NL10] rush AQ top pair

    • Magijec
      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 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, Q.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, 3 folds, BB calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.42) T, T, 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.25, BB calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($0.92) A (2 players)
      BB bets $0.92, Hero calls $0.92.

      River: ($2.76) 7 (2 players)
      BB bets $2.63, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.76.

      It simply smelled like slowplayed monster, I doubt he would stack off like this with just AJ or some weaker Ace. He could have TT, 99, Tx, AK..
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I guess calling the turn and folding the river looks like a decent compromise against an unknown but I don't really think it is. I think it's very likely when he pots that turn that he'll jam the river with whatever he has very often, so I'd rather either fold the turn or call him down, I think we're just giving away $0.92 most of the time by calling the turn just to fold the river.

      If he was some kind of tag I'd just fold the turn, that A is a good card for us and it's suicidal to go ahead and start donking out with less than a good Ax on villain's part. Since he's probably a fish who knows, maybe he floated A-high and he's happy with his top pair now. Timing is somewhat important, i'm not sure whether I'd have the will to fold the turn, most likely I'd end up calling down and hating rush poker a little more :p

      Hope it helps.