[NL2-NL10] slow play AA?

    • happyteerak
      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 65
      Known players:

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.87 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K:spade: , 5:spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, CO folds, BU calls $0.08, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.19) K:heart: , J:heart: , J:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.14, BU raises to $0.28, Hero calls $0.14.

      Turn: ($0.75) 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.36, BU calls $0.36.

      River: ($1.47) 3:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      Final Pot: $1.47
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I don't think you should play it differently, maybe bet slightly more on the turn for value against OESDs/FDs/GSs. Against tight/more aggressive players you might consider barreling the river again to possibly fold out better Kx hands since they don't have busted draws / Jx that often as they'll often raise the flop with those and fold the turn with weakish draws/gutshots, tho since you bet so small on the turn they might not have folded those. As it is I think betting again would just be spewy against this guy you're better off check/calling.

      If he really did show you AA it's obvious he's not very good at valuebetting his strong hands, which means he's only capable of valuebetting trips+ if even that, which should make you even more suspicious if he happens to bet the river when draws missed and you check to him because his ratio of valuebets/bluffbets is likely quite small if he's capable of bluffing.

      Hope it helps.
    • happyteerak
      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 65
      Yes he really did show me aces at the end of this hand. Sure players at 1 cent 2 cents are not very good at many things. I was just frustrated on that day because I ran into many good hands over and over.