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[NL2-NL10] BB with AK NL2

    • ukwagon
      Joined: 16.09.2008 Posts: 537
      Known players:

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.88 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:heart: , K:club: . CO posts a blind of $0.02.
      UTG calls $0.02, UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.02, 3 folds, CO checks, BU folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero raises to $0.18, UTG calls $0.14, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.40) Q:diamond: , T:heart: , 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.19, Hero calls $0.19.

      Turn: ($0.78) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.38, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $1.16

      Was I right to check flop should I've checked raised?
  • 2 replies
    • SPeedFANat1c
      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 5,150
      I think call on the flop is bad, because you don't have many outs - 3 outs for straight and you can add probalby 2 outs for overcards.
      Better would be cbet to extract money from draws. But your hand is not big and you don't want big pots with it, so check fold is good idea also.
      You can win from this fish when you hit something.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Agreed, c-betting beats check/calling, this guy is loose enough that even on such a drawy board he'll have whiffed cards sometimes, and if he doesn't you still have solutions on later streets even out of position: he might not bet when checked to, or you might improve to top pair/a redraw.

      Hope it helps.