[NL2-NL10] AA on drawy board NL5 RUSH

    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Beginner to NL5. Any comments are welcome!

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      UTG2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A, A.
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, MP1 calls $0.15, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.15, 4 folds, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.52) T, 9, 9 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, MP1 folds, MP3 calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($1.02) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30.

      River: ($1.62) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1.62, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.62.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Bet more on the flop, $0.4 is fine at nl5. Lots of worse hands can call you and people don't really care whether it's $0.25 or $0.4.

      No reason to check that turn really, for every QJ out there you'll see tons of TJ/QT/KQ/KJ/clubs that peeled the flop and will for sure call another valuebet on that turn, for the hands that hit a pair of K they'll also call a big bet on the river, we need to keep betting strong into villain.

      As played when you start check/calling against an unknown the turn is an easy call, you could even raise once you get there like that since it's very likely he'll call it with anything that has a pair and a draw at least, as well as Kx hands.

      As for the river it's tough to say anything, because you don't know anything about him. If he's capable of bluffing or betting Kx there you can't fold, if he's never bluffing he's probably not valuebetting Kx that strong either so you're smoked with your AA. Since he bet smallish on the turn and potted the river I'd give him mostly stuff like JT that had a decent piece on the turn and made the straight on the river, as people will club draws will check back the turn often. Best advice: don't get yourself into those check/calling spots against unknowns, when in doubt bet if you have a top pair or better.

      Hope it helps.