[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH Rush - AJo IP 3bet pot

    • StaticMoth
      Joined: 22.05.2009 Posts: 2,642
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, A.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, SB folds, BB raises to $1.20, Hero calls $0.90.

      Flop: ($2.45) K, A, 4 (2 players)
      BB bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20.

      Turn: ($4.85) J (2 players)
      BB bets $2.60, Hero calls $2.60.

      River: ($10.05) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $10.05.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks(Jc Ad).
      BB shows a pair of jacks(6c Jd).

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and jacks(Jc Ad).

      Villain - 21/18/2AF/FoldBB: 70%/5.6% 3bet/FCbet: 60%/TCbet: 60%/FvsRiverBet: 75% (sample 273 hands)

      Should I valuebet the river? I mean his hand smells awful lot like AK, but why would he check the river with that, since he should expect to get value from my AJ/AQ which I would otherwise check behind.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      At the same time the only real hand you can expect to check/call you in that spot in AQ, maybe a smaller Ax hand if he 3bets that and doesn't understand that he's always beat when you bet the river.

      Personally I usually go for value every time in similar spots regardless and end up getting shoved on a good amount of the time anyway, so if you think he's possibly weak/tight or tricky enough to check a better hand to you sometimes, it's not that big a deal to check it back.

      Hope it helps.