[NL2-NL10] Nl 2 Bb Qq

    • nuxia
      nuxia
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.05.2009 Posts: 90
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $4.80
      CO:
      $6.81
      BU:
      $1.98
      SB:
      $5.31
      BB (Hero):
      $2.00
      MP1:
      $1.61
      MP2:
      $2.27


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q.
      4 folds, BU raises to $0.04, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.10, BU calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.21) 8, A, 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.13, BU calls $0.13.

      Turn: ($0.47) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      River: ($0.47) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.45, Hero calls $0.45.

      Final Pot: $1.37.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, eights full of queens(Qd Qh).
      BU shows a full-house, eights full of aces(Ac Td).

      BU wins with a full-house, eights full of aces(Ac Td).

      How do i play this correctly?

      Villain
      VPIP: 20
      PFR: 6
      AGF: 1
      Hands: 135
  • 2 replies
    • fryandspicy
      fryandspicy
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 440
      Preflop you should normally 3bet to 3 times their raise - from the BB you'll be out of position after the flop so a slightly larger raise is fine too I think. You should make it at least $0.12 for value anyway.

      The flop is fine to cbet and your bet sizing is fine at slightly over half pot. There are no draws to protect against and he'll sometimes fold even a pocket pair here because of the ace showing.

      After another 8 comes you only have to worry about an ace or KK. Because he could conceivably call your flop bet with any pocket pair you can play way-ahead way-behind here and check with the intention of calling.

      Due to his rather large river bet it might be worth folding knowing his AF and tight PFR. I don't see him betting a smaller pocket pair there as he'll want to get it to showdown and he doesn't seem likely to bluff with air.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello nuxia,

      Preflop: Being OOP I would definitely raise bigger, ~$0.12.

      As played
      River: Since you show at least some aggression on flop and he would usually fold a lot weaker hands there and with such aggression he would never bet out with a lot weaker hand, so you can likely just Check/Fold against such a big bet.

      Best regards.