[NL2-NL10] nl5 qq not sure if i should fold

    • johny8984
      Joined: 07.08.2009 Posts: 62
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, Q.
      4 folds, MP3 calls $0.05, CO folds, BU calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.30, BB folds, MP3 calls $0.25, BU folds.

      Flop: ($0.7) 7, 8, J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, MP3 calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($1.5) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, MP3 calls $0.50.

      River: ($2.5) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20.

      Final Pot: $2.9.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and jacks(Q Q).
      MP3 shows three of a kind, jacks(J A).

      MP3 wins with three of a kind, jacks(J A).

      not sure if i should have check folded the turn, river i know should have been folded as almost all draws get there and sets still have me crushed but i called just to try and understand what people will be playing with in this spot
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello johny8984,

      Flop: I'd actually even bet bigger here, since the board is that drawy, ~$0,55 or something similar.

      As played
      Turn: Would also consider betting bigger, ~$1,10 to protect from any kind of draw.

      As played if turn was Bet smaller
      River: If the opponent is more passive one then Check/Folding against big bet should be doable, but if he is more likely a calling station/aggressive one then sometimes I prefer to Block-Bet/Fold myself here, ~$1. He could still have a lot weaker pairs also in his range.

      Best regards.