$10 NLHE Full Ring: Speculating with a small suited Ace
Here's a hand with a A2s that I think I played poorly on the turn and river. This was a hand back last December, shortly after I got a HUD and when I just started really trying to play better/smarter but still hadn't started doing auto-rebuy to preserve a 100bb stack.
What I think about the hand:
Villain, over 50 hands: 50/10 with a 2.33 Agg Factor
Preflop: I think my call made sense with a speculative hand and other players in the pot. The villain's raise was really small and villain stats really loose. By the third call and me in position, I think my call of the raise was correct.
Flop: Nice flop for me with an A on board and a gut shot straight draw. No flush draw, but the board is rainbow so nobody else got a flush. Risk is that someone else has a higher A or possibly a set. But when it is checked to me, I bet. Value? Push out other draws? See where I am? I'm sure at the time I wasn't thinking of much more than "I have a decent hand" and not thinking at all about why I'm betting here. I'd love to hear why a bet is or isn't a good move here (I still think it's good, but that's more a "gut" feeling than a really thought out one). Villain's call on the flop probably scared me. Loose player could have hit a piece of the flop, but what piece? A better Ace? Could lead to a call. I would think that trips would lead to a raise, but maybe loose players like to keep calling.
Turn: I think checking on the turn was weak. Board pairs and villain checks. I think I should have bet again, thinking my hand is most likely ahead (again, at the time, I probably checked believing that he was trapping since he called on the flop).
River: Here's where I can't understand why I played the way I did. What would lead villain to be aggressive pre-flop and on the river, but not on the flop or turn?
I can understand me calling (seems like villain is bluffing perhaps) but I think my raise on the river was very spewy. I'd like to think that I raised thinking I could get him off a bluff.
Looking forward to the CC review.
Cereus Network - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3
Hero (CO): $6.15
SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10
Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero
UTG calls $0.10, fold
, MP calls $0.10, fold
calls $0.10, fold
, SB calls $0.05, BB raises to $0.40
, UTG calls $0.30, MP calls $0.30, Hero
calls $0.30, fold
Flop: ($1.70, 4 players)
BB checks, UTG checks, MP checks, Hero bets $1.05
, BB calls $1.05, fold
Turn: ($3.80, 2 players)
BB checks, Hero
River: ($3.80, 2 players)
BB bets $1.90
, Hero raises to $4.70