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[NL2-NL10] NL10 - AK Cbet with 2 draws on Turn

    • ILuvBeachVB
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 408
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, K.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.40, MP1 calls $0.40, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $1.60, CO calls $1.60, 5 folds, 4 folds, 3 folds, 2 folds, MP1 folds.

      Flop: ($4.15) 7, J, J (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.97, CO calls $1.97.

      Turn: ($8.09) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $3.84, Hero raises to $5.76, CO calls $1.92.

      River: ($19.61) T (2 players)

      Final Pot: $19.61.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and tens(A K).
      CO shows two pairs, queens and jacks(Q Q).

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

      This one hurt, I'm not sure I played it right. I didn't have any stats/notes on the villain.

      I think I played it right pre-flop, should I have checked the flop?
      On the turn I checked because I knew I was behind but on a draw for a flush and gutshot. I decided to raise instead of call because I would have been pot committed if I called.

      What do you think?
  • 2 replies
    • ILuvBeachVB
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 408
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I see no reason to check the flop without reads, the fish will show up enough with random broadways that whiffed this flop to warrant you not giving up right away. If you know better and think CO is a reg, then he always has something like QQ+ for coldcalling such a strong-looking 3-bet, meaning it's no use throwing money at him on that board.

      On the turn if you're not going to check/fold, just shove it in his face. Once you check and he bets so big, you have no fold equity whatsoever, which means you're choosing to go broke as a likely 2:1 dog or close to it. It just has all the drawbacks of a turn shove, with none of the benefits, so it's simply a dominated strategy in that spot.

      Hope it helps.