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

• Bronze
Joined: 18.12.2009
\$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).

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
• Bronze
Joined: 09.03.2007
Hey!

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

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

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Cheers!
• Bronze
Joined: 18.12.2009
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?
• Bronze
Joined: 09.03.2007
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 )

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

Cheers!