I played the following hand in NLHE microstakes online money game (6 seats):
Every one is in a deep stack (above 100BB)
I have A♥Q♠
I raised 3BB and the next player reraised to 10BB and I called. The reason I called was that I had <50% chance to win this pot if my opponent has a pair. I wanted to decide about next action when flop appears (give up when miss the flop or play when I hit the flop)
Quickly saying bingo! I have the best possible hand now. The only issue is how much I can win now. I check and my opponent bets 10BB then I call it.
4♣ I check, my opponent bets 41BB. I call him.
River (123BB): J♠
Now if my opponent had pocket kings (more probable) or pocket tens or jacks, he wins.
We both checked.
The opponent shows A♠A⋄ I won the pot.
Despite I won the pot, I am not sure if I could win more here. Here are my thoughts:
- On preflop I should either reraise or fold it. If my opponent is raising me, it means that he has JJ+ or AK or he is bluffing.
- I should bet on the flop. The reason is that for every strong hand (JJ+) I should be reraised. The exception might be QQ and sometimes AA but I should be called anyway and called again for small bet on turn.
- On turn, as I knew that I have the best hand, I should reraise and then (if there is not appearing any card making him a potential full house) raise again on the river. I could win more money then
Also I am also not sure if my opponent played correctly on turn. IMO he should raise only half of the pot, not entire pot.
Please let me know if my thinking is correct.