[NL2-NL10] NL10 QQ terrible river call

    • Slimijs
      Joined: 22.01.2011 Posts: 98
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (8 handed)

      Button ($7.41)
      SB ($10.69)
      BB ($10.42)
      UTG ($5.05)
      UTG+1 ($10.24)
      MP1 ($11.64)
      Hero (MP2) ($19.93)
      CO ($6.08)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q, Q
      UTG calls $0.10, 1 fold, MP1 bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40, 4 folds, UTG calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.35) 9, 8, Q (3 players)
      UTG checks, MP1 bets $0.91, Hero calls $0.91, 1 fold

      Turn: ($3.17) 6 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $1.86, Hero calls $1.86

      River: ($6.89) K (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $1.50, MP1 raises to $8.47 (All-In), Hero calls $6.97

      Total pot: $23.83 | Rake: $1.19

      Results below:
      MP1 had K, J (flush, King high).
      Hero mucked Q, Q (three of a kind, Queens).
      Outcome: MP1 won $45.28

      Opponet had a tight image, so i didnt raise him with QQ. Terrible river bet and shove call by me. How could have i played it better?
  • 2 replies
    • ragney
      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 2,417
      RAISE preflop!!! The raise is for value, you can easily raise QQ for value vs his range.

      As played without raise preflop:
      RAISE flop, no question about it. Raise it to 3-4 his bet size. Shove it on the turn regardless what the card is as we already pot commited. We are also getting nice dds, it should be ~2:1.

      As played without raise flop:
      Calling is fine as we don't want to make the pot bigger as the board is ultra wet already.

      Bet/fold. River raise is very strong on low limits, rarely bluffs.
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030

      As ragney already mentioned you should play it more aggressively, otherwise you missed a lot of value and put yourself into a difficult spot.

      3bet preflop because if you call UTG will call along often and you don't wanna really go multiway here.

      As played raise flop. Always. Make it rather big (like 3.5$-4$) because flop is really drawy and you don't wanna see many, many cards on the turn.

      As played with calling flop I guess it's fine to call turn with our FH outs, but he just keeps betting and if you said he has tight image I'd say it's pretty strong move on this board.

      On river you may try to go for thin value when he checks to you, but make it bet/fold, he won't raise here worse.

      Good luck!