[NL2-NL10] NL10 - A7s 2pair vs strange line

    • Leito99
      Joined: 27.07.2009 Posts: 754
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 7, A.
      MP3 posts deadblind, 2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.41, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.39, BB folds.

      Flop: ($1.05) Q, 7, 4 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.68, Hero calls $0.68.

      Turn: ($2.41) A (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $2.20, MP1 calls $2.20.

      River: ($6.81) 9 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $8.40, Hero calls $6.64.

      Final Pot: $21.85.
      villain played 24/17 without too many steals

      How can this be played better?
      as played...call or fold on river?
  • 2 replies
    • letmewinplz8
      Joined: 15.05.2010 Posts: 439
      I'd fold. There are no busted draws and after your turn bet this donk shove river looks like super strength after check/calling on the A on turn (ace is a good barrel card so would expect all his bluffs to be barreling turn and not check/call river donkshove imo).

      So as sad as it is your hand is a bluffcatcher imo.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      First fold it preflop unless you're ready to play your hand aggressively postflop in position, sometimes even on board where the only thing you have going for yourself is that villain likely whiffed. Otherwise you'll usually end up paying off better Ax hands too much to make the overall play profitable.

      As played it's really strange for villain to check/call turn pot-donk-jam river with a very strong hand, but then again bad players play bad so I wouldn't be surprised to have him show me AQ or a set. We're indeed bluff-catching, we're only good if villain somehow has busted diamonds in that spot, which most aggressive players would bet the turn win. I think it's a fold.

      Hope it helps.