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[NL2-NL10] NL AJs - Check behind on river?

    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $2.36
      MP2 (Hero):
      $2.03
      MP3:
      $1.68
      CO:
      $0.93
      BU:
      $2.46
      SB:
      $2.03
      BB:
      $1.20
      UTG2:
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, J.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.10, 5 folds, MP1 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.23) 8, 3, A (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.16, MP1 calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.55) Q (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.39, MP1 calls $0.39.

      River: ($1.33) 5 (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1.33.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(A J).
      MP1 shows a pair of aces(A T).

      Hero wins with a pair of aces(A J).

      I was just wondering if the check behind on the river was the correct play for this hand, his flatcalling throughout the hand raised suspicions and I thought he might be planning a check raise on the river. Any other advice on my play is more than welcome :D
  • 3 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Duudalinja
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      If you decided to bet turn there's no reason not to bet river as it really doesn't change anything. You have TP and I doubt he has AK/AQ as he limp/called pre and even if AQ is in his range he didn't raise turn and didn't bet river. That doesn't seem like line for two pairs for me. So I think just b/f river.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Originally posted by Duudalinja
      If you decided to bet turn there's no reason not to bet river as it really doesn't change anything. You have TP and I doubt he has AK/AQ as he limp/called pre and even if AQ is in his range he didn't raise turn and didn't bet river. That doesn't seem like line for two pairs for me. So I think just b/f river.
      +1

      He'd probably raise two pair or better earlier. But I don't think a bet on the river is mandatory.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      he very likely has there Ax hand, so I think you should get more value on the river
      I´d bet 0.7$