[NL2-NL10] AQ vs Qx

    • crodady
      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 411
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      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.94 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , Q:diamond:
      UTG1 calls $0.05, UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.05, 3 folds, BU calls $0.05, SB calls $0.03, Hero raises to $0.25, 3 folds, SB calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.65) Q:club: , 3:heart: , 3:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.55, SB raises to $1.10, Hero calls $0.55.

      Turn: ($2.85) T:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($2.85) 4:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1, SB calls $1.00.

      Final Pot: $4.85

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows (Qh 8h)
      Hero shows two-pair, queens and threes (As Qd)

      Hero wins with two-pair, queens and threes (As Qd)

      i was thinking he have Qx..but check on turn ..bet on river for value..now i see that i could raise on turn to protect from flush and make biger raise on river,about 3/4...i play this hand very bad ....how to correct play this?

  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello crodady,

      Preflop: Raise is too small, I'd make it ~$0.50, since so many limpers and being OOP.

      As played
      Flop: As long they could easily just min-raise here with only Qx type of hands and what I have seen often I'd also Call, not in many ranges is 3x type of hand.
      Turn: Going for pot control is a good idea, since we don't want to face Check/Raise and there is not much to protect from.
      River: Bet for value, he will often have a bluff here or just a weaker Qx or PP type of hand.

      Best regards.