AQ again

Bombjack

Bombjack

Legend
Did I do anything wrong here?

BB is loose (VP$IP = 40) and relatively passive, but does seem to try a few aggressive moves. Don't know if this was one. Thinking maybe I should have pushed all-in on the turn? Was also tempted to call on the river but it was expensive, and I thought maybe he had AK.

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PokerRoom No-Limit Hold'em, $2 BB (10 handed)

CO ($14.90)
Button ($154.00)
SB ($71.00)
BB ($100.00)
UTG ($109.60)
Hero ($80.50)
UTG+2 ($83.00)
MP1 ($10.50)
MP2 ($104.10)
MP3 ($87.60)

Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with A
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, Q
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1 fold, Hero raises to $2.5, 7 folds, BB calls $1.50.

Flop: ($5.50) 4
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, 8
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, 4
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(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $3, BB calls $3.

Turn: ($11.50) A
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(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $8, BB raises to $16, Hero calls $8.

River: ($43.50) K
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(2 players)
BB bets $78.5 (All-In), Hero folds.

Final Pot: $122
 
t1riel

t1riel

Legend
I think he had a four. He slow played it on the river. He got scared of the Ace on the turn so he raised. He got really scared of the King and Ace that he went all in hoping you don't have Pocket Kings or Aces. That's my opinion anyway.
 
Dorkus Malorkus

Dorkus Malorkus

HELLO INTERNET
Fold.

For check-minraise, most of the time read, "I am a really bad player with a really good hand".

The fact you're only splitting the pot even if villain has a weaker Ace makes this an easy decision.
 
Bombjack

Bombjack

Legend
Dorkus Malorkus said:
The fact you're only splitting the pot even if villain has a weaker Ace makes this an easy decision.
Good point, I didn't even notice that. So you'd have folded on the turn?
 
ChuckTs

ChuckTs

Legend
Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with A
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, Q
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.
1 fold, Hero raises to $2.5, 7 folds, BB calls $1.50.


First off, what's with the minraise +50c?
If I'm not mistaken, this is 1/2 right?

Ignoring PF, I think this guy either has something like 45 or maybe 88.
Just like Chris said, minraises = strength, especially when you put out such a strong bet out there.
 
Bombjack

Bombjack

Legend
Big blind is $1 so it's a 2.5x raise. It says " PokerRoom No-Limit Hold'em, $2 BB" with BB standing for Big Bet, i.e. minimum bet after the turn, not Big Blind. Except for as in your quotation, where if does stand for Big Blind. I always find this confusing.
 
Bombjack

Bombjack

Legend
t1riel - you're right. At least, he said he was holding 7-4 (sooted no doubt). When I asked why he would call a raise holding a 4, he said that he just had a "feeling" :rolleyes:. Anyway good for him I suppose.

I think I should have
a) Raised to at least 3x BB, as it was quite cheap for him to call from the BB if I only raised 2.5x
b) Noted the mini-raise and maybe folded then. Tricky one this though, as sometimes people mini-raise because they don't believe you've got what you're representing, although they don't have much themselves and don't want to commit too many chips just in case you do.
 
blankoblanco

blankoblanco

plays poker on hard mode
Dorkus Malorkus said:
For check-minraise, most of the time read, "I am a really bad player with a really good hand".

Absolutely agree, specifically in this scenario. Once in a while you'll see a player check-minraise the flop on a pure bluff if they think the player who bet the flop has nothing. However, given that Bomb led out betting the flop and then made a larger bet on the turn, I'm thinking 99 times out of 100 this check-minraise on the turn means a big hand.
 
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