[NL2-NL10] NL5 AA ugly river, pot commited?

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 = ($4.00)
      MP3 = ($1.53)
      CO = ($3.00)
      BU = ($4.93)
      SB = ($5.47)
      BB = ($1.22)
      UTG1 = ($10.29)
      UTG2 = ($9.95)
      MP1 (Hero) = ($6.24)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A, A.
      MP2 posts deadblind, CO posts deadblind, UTG1 calls $0.05, UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0.35, 6 folds, UTG1 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.87) 2, J, T (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.15, Hero raises to $1.30, UTG1 calls $1.15.

      Turn: ($3.47) 3 (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $2.60, UTG1 calls $2.60.

      River: ($8.67) Q (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $6.04, Hero calls $1.99.

      Final Pot: $16.7.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(A A).
      UTG1 shows two pairs, queens and jacks(Q J).

      UTG1 wins with two pairs, queens and jacks(Q J).

      Results follow (highlight to see):

      Hero shows a pair of aces(Ad Ah).
      UTG1 shows two pairs, queens and jacks(Qc Jc).

      UTG1 wins with two pairs, queens and jacks(Qc Jc).

      Up until river I think I played correctly. I protected my hand as much as possible while keeping my opponent in the hand at least. The river, however was very very ugly. Kinda made me think I was definetely not ahead anymore. Then again, I had already invested so much in the hand that I saw no way back. Was that a mistake? Should I have assumed the obvious and fold even though I had little money left anyway? Perhaps more protection before the river was in order?
  • 3 replies
    • caltabiano
      caltabiano
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      Hey!

      Nothin you can do here. He sucked out on you and it just happens sometimes =/ Gotta learn to love that :D

      You played the hand perfectly fine. On the river, you're getting huge odds and you can never fold AA there.


      P.S.: Please use the hand converter (PokerHand Converter Guide) for posting hands, as it makes our job a lot easier.
      Also, don't post results before the evaluation is done, as to ensure that our evaluation won't be biased =)

      Cheers!
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $4.00
      MP3:
      $1.53
      CO:
      $3.00
      BU:
      $4.93
      SB:
      $5.47
      BB:
      $1.22
      UTG1:
      $10.29
      UTG2:
      $9.95
      MP1 (Hero):
      $6.24


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A, A.
      MP2 posts deadblind, CO posts deadblind, UTG1 calls $0.05, UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0.35, 6 folds, UTG1 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.87) 2, J, T (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.15, Hero raises to $1.30, UTG1 calls $1.15.

      Turn: ($3.47) 3 (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $2.60, UTG1 calls $2.60.

      River: ($8.67) Q (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $6.04, Hero calls $1.99.

      Final Pot: $16.7.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(Ad Ah).
      UTG1 shows two pairs, queens and jacks(Qc Jc).

      UTG1 wins with two pairs, queens and jacks(Qc Jc).

      Sorry for the inconvenience, messed up a little bit! Now I think it is possible to see the problem I had to face in this hand - a draw heavy flop and an ugly card on the river. Does it make a difference now?
    • caltabiano
      caltabiano
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      It's uglier, but still, with these pot odds, there's nothin you can do =/

      I expect he plays a FD faster anyway. So I doubt he has a flush on the river. Also, he could still have simply Jx, or depending on how bad he is, just a bare Q with KQ or AQ (you never know :D )

      Getting 5:1, it's a no brainer call :evil:

      Cheers!