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[NL2-NL10] NL 5 AJs BU

    • Shinersen
      Joined: 12.07.2009 Posts: 4,333
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, J.
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, BU folds, SB calls $0.13, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.35) A, K, 5 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.20, SB raises to $0.60, Hero calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($1.55) 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00.

      River: ($3.55) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.48, SB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $3.55.

      Should i just fold it on the flop due to check/raise ?
      On the turn what`s your opinion about my call ?
      on the river should i bet little, and hope to c/r ? or tank and ship it ?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Flop is fine unless you know him to be really tight. Villain can't represent much on that board and it's late position vs blinds, where people are most likely to try check/raising less than stellar hands. That said it's not really a prime spot to bluff given the AKx board, I'd say if you're ahead he'll have some flushdraw or a gutshot most of the time.

      You can't really fold on the turn, you called the flop with the assumption that your were good sometimes already and now you picked up nutted equity. These days most people capable of pulling check/raise bluffs/semibluffs do follow up on the turn, him betting again isn't that significant.

      On the river frankly I think he has nothing. If he has a set or two pairs he'd have shoved that river and he likely never check/raises the flop with a bare Ax hand. Most likely he has busted spades and he won't call any bet. I'd probably make a really small gay bet just to piss him off and tilt him, since I don't expect to get value out there almost ever.

      Hope it helps.