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TPTK - Enough value?

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  1. #1
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    Default TPTK - Enough value?

    Not much to read on villain. He hadnt played a lot of pots from what I could remember, but I was also not paying great attention. So I dont have much to go on other than he hadnt done a lot over a smallish sample of hands.

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from

    BB ($4.90)
    UTG ($7.85)
    MP ($5.78)
    CO ($5.26)
    Button ($5.40)
    Hero (SB) ($5)

    Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, A
    3 folds, Button raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, 1 fold, Button calls $0.30

    Flop: ($0.85) 9, 10, A (2 players)
    Hero bets $0.51, Button calls $0.51

    When he calls I'm giving him A9-AQ (assuming he 4bets AK a lot) TT, JJ, KQ, maybe QJ, TJ
    He calls my flop bet which isnt surprising. He could be on a str8 draw, AX thats worse than mine

    Turn: ($1.87) 8 (2 players)
    Hero bets $0.90, Button calls $0.90

    FD is now a possibility and str8 draws still so I bet happily and still might get value from worse A's but there arent many left. If he has QJ I assume there would be a raise due to the FD possibly killing action on the river and he would want to get value now.

    River: ($3.67) 3 (2 players)
    Hero ?

    Draws dont complete on this river and there isnt much I gain value from is there?
    I didnt know between betting or checking where I would call a bet to pick off missed draw bluffs, but I dont know how bluffy this villain would be. So I like betting, but cant see what he would call that I beat
  2. #2
    Just to nitpick, you don't have TPTK. Villain can definitely r/c AK pre, it's not an automatic 4bet, especially in position.

    Obviously your hand is good enough to value bet flop and turn here though. River, we can either c/c to induce bluffs or bet, if it's the latter I'd like a 1/3 river bet. I probably c/c my AQ and bet my AK, largely because I don't want to call AQ to a river jam. I'm not thrilled with AK facing a river jam either and should probably fold that too but when we have AK we're beating AQ and we don't block it quite so hard as we do right now, so there's more value.
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  3. #3
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    I'm with Ong. It's fine to significantly underbet here imo. You can bet like $1,2. You want to make it really hard for him to fold worse hands, and it also works as a block bet.
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