[NL2-NL10] AK turn play on scary board

    • steven5656
      Joined: 11.03.2010 Posts: 34
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, K.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.10, BB folds, MP3 calls $0.80.

      Flop: ($2.3) J, T, A (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.64, MP3 calls $1.64.

      Turn: ($5.58) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $2.30, Hero ??????

      Villian was a big fish and could have possibly called with a wide range of broadways and Ax. On the turn he could have any 2 pair, trips or draw. I also think he might play a Ax (maybe with flush or gutshot draw). I really had no idea what to do.
  • 3 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      I would bet out myself on turn.
      As played I think you may call it against big fish, because it's hard to say whether he's betting his draws here or just checking back. And he may just bet whatever he has just because you checked.
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      I like betting out turn myself too so that I still control the hand. As played I think you can call and reevaluate river.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      He can have there so many draws and he can easily just bet out himself with Ax hand
      I would c/rai, since I think you´re often ahead, he´d call with worse hands and pot is getting too big to c/f river. Also there may be scare cards for you when he decides to bluff and you fold best hand