[NL2-NL10] NL10 AJs, paired board

    • Pichux
      Pichux
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2009 Posts: 318
      ***** Hand History for Game 2390157671 ***** (IPoker)
      $10.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Friday, August 13, 07:31:50 ET 2010
      Table Huvil (Real Money)
      Seat 10 is the button
      Seat 1: Tunahawa ( $10.18 USD )
      Seat 3: guntas ( $10.00 USD )
      Seat 5: astrapot ( $10.00 USD )
      Seat 6: doom03 ( $6.68 USD )
      Seat 8: Piters1990 ( $14.69 USD )
      Seat 10: reeeeeeeeej ( $10.73 USD )
      Tunahawa posts small blind [$0.05 USD].
      doom03 posts big blind [$0.10 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to Piters1990 [ J :heart: A :heart: ]
      Piters1990 raises [$0.35 USD]
      reeeeeeeeej folds
      Tunahawa folds
      doom03 calls [$0.25 USD]
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 8 :spade: , J :club: , 8 :club: ]
      doom03 checks
      Piters1990 bets [$0.50 USD]
      doom03 calls [$0.50 USD]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ 9 :spade: ]
      doom03 checks
      Piters1990 bets [$1.10 USD]
      doom03 calls [$1.10 USD]
      ** Dealing River ** [ 7 :club: ]
      doom03 bets [$2.00 USD]
      Piters1990 folds

      Villain is unknown

      I think i am crushed most of the time here...Was hoping to check the river...Maybe go for some pot control on the earlier streets instead?
  • 2 replies
    • yeahyoung0312
      yeahyoung0312
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      Joined: 16.12.2009 Posts: 340
      I think ur bets were all +EV. Pretty standard plays and there was not much u can do on the river.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      It's fine don't change anything. Pot-control is one of the most overused excuse by people too scared to valuebet as thin as they should.

      Betting top pairs for at least two streets when in doubt is the nuts at microstakes unless the turn is ugly, with blank turns usually being bet/folds. The average microstakes player is always bad enough to call us twice with worse hands than a top pair, so we can't go wrong betting again on most turns. We go wrong when we start getting scared and we decide not to be just because it's possible villain has us beat, even tho until he raises it's still more likely he has a worse hand than us.

      Always watch out for those spots. As long as villain can have many worse hands to call another valuebet with, checking to him (letting him off the hook with worse hands while he'll still bet his monster hands at us) and especially check/calling (since we actually do call bets from a far stronger range when he chooses to bet himself) will often yield less value than bet/folding.


      Hope it helps.