[NL2-NL10] AQs NL5Rush I played badly, best line?

    • overson
      Joined: 13.04.2008 Posts: 195
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, Q.
      MP2 raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.60, 4 folds, MP2 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.27) K, J, 2 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($1.77) J (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25.

      River: ($2.27) 2 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.50, Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.27.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I'll almost always just repop the weak donkbet and see what happens, it's often enough hands like 77 that are just information betting and it sucks to see a showdown / give him the opportunity to valuebet/bluff (who knows what he's doing) again with those hands. Sometimes you'll also have value-raised AQ-high against diamonds/QT, and your A/Q outs might be good too.

      As played I'd call the river once I get there, mostly because I didn't really expect him to change his bet sizing on the river with something like 77. Nothing changed for that hand, he has no reason to bet more. If anything changed it's that the draws all missed and sometimes he'll have made a boat with 2x, we don't have to be good that often to make calling okay. I'd like it a lot more if it wasn't rush poker and I could actually use the information on the showdown in future hands, but oh well.

      Hope it helps.