[NL2-NL10] Aj

    • mariaprodanova
      Joined: 29.07.2010 Posts: 86
      I'm sorry I'm posting some hands that look stupid but those last 3 sessions were a slap in the face and I seem to suck when I thought I was making progress lol, just trying to see why I lose so many small pots.

      He did have exactly what I thought he had but I still couldn't let go.

      Known players:

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.88 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:club: , J:heart: . MP2 posts a blind of $0.10.
      MP2 checks, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB folds, BB calls $0.30, MP2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.95) A:spade: , 7:spade: , K:diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.50, BB calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($1.95) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00.

      River: ($3.95) T:spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.35, Hero calls $1.35.

      Final Pot: $6.65
  • 3 replies
    • yeahyoung0312
      Joined: 16.12.2009 Posts: 340
      Check/call flop + donk turn indicates strength. Either he improved on turn and try to protect against a draw or he had a good hand that he feel comfortable slow playing on the flop but not on the turn with double FD draw possible. AT/AQ would not donk turn like that.

      That being said, I think calling turn is fine to keep hands like AT of diamonds in. But on the river, you can't beat most of the hands in villain's betting range so it's a fold.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I agree that if villain is decent you'll be behind quite often, but frankly his stats aren't really convincing. I wouldn't put it past him to take that line with random redraws or worse Ax hands sometimes, so getting those odds I don't really mind you calling down.

      It's a bit fancy and probably wrong at microstakes but this is a decent spot to jam the river against what looks like a very weak bet if you know villain is capable of folding strongish stuff like AQ when the spades get there. It's usually a better option than just calling against people who look slightly better than him. Since villain could just be utterly bad and call it off anyway, or show a horribly played AK that he won't fold or even a flush, it's too risky but worth mentioning for learning purposes.

      Hope it helps.
    • mariaprodanova
      Joined: 29.07.2010 Posts: 86
      Nah, this guy was bad. And I read him pretty well but Negreanu-style - I knew both his cards and didn't fold. He had A8.