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BTN raises 2.5 BB
Hero (Jh Qd) Calls
Flop (5.5BB) ** Ah Js 5h **
BTN bets 2BB
Turn (9.5BB) ** Ah Js 5h 2s**
re: Poker & $10 NLHE 6-max: Medium pair on Ace high board
facing btn 2.5bb raise ,JQo flat call is standard.
on A high flop ,mid pairs should call btn Cbet,because btn's range is usually wide.He may be all kinds of draws.
In addition, you can also chase your 5 outs.
this turn card ,Didn't change much,
double barrels by btn,I personally choose to fold in this spot.
If you want to call, if the river card does not show J or Q, you basically cannot call river bet
This card does not improve your hand, and the backdoor flush is also completed.
Faced with triple barrel, it is time to give up.Although he may have failed the front door flush draw, I don't think the mid pair call is a good bet.
Preflop and flop
Standards calls not much to say here really. Folding would be way to nitty and raising to wide.
At this point its rather player dependent. If you are using a HUD and have a large enough sample, then dive into it and look at his turn C-bet percentage. If its low like less than 50, its fine to just let this one go, because it mean, he is doing a lot of "one and done" C-betting and not much bluffing on the turn. But if its high, ok probably call again.
The thing is though, that with two flushdraws a lot of river cards are not going to be very funny for you, so you are kind of hoping, that he is bluffing, AND that he wont get there, AND that he gives up on the river. Its kind of ambitious, and even though you might end up slightly overfolding, you make your decision making a lot easier by just getting out now. And at 10NL its probably still ok to give up on very marginal spots like this.
Again very player dependent but as a default I would fold. Even just for removal its much better to call down with a hand like A4 with 4s, which would make it less likely, he have a flush, a straight or top pair therefore pushing his range more towards bluffs. This particular hand has terrible removal, since it block no value bets, and it even block some potential bluffs like KQ and QT, which flopped a gutshot.