[NL2-NL10] NL5 - Top 2 Pair on a draw heavy board

    • StaringAtGoats
      Joined: 17.02.2011 Posts: 57
      After flopping top 2 pair I bet and re-raised for value. Because I got a bit scared of a straight, I continued to play the hand passively on the turn and river. Really not quiet sure on what kind of range to put BU here.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, T.
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.17, BU calls $0.17, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.41) 9, T, Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, BU raises to $0.80, Hero raises to $2.81, BU calls $2.01.

      Turn: ($6.03) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      River: ($6.03) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $2.66, Hero calls $2.10.

      Final Pot: $10.79.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and tens(Qc Tc).
      BU shows a pair of kings(Kc Kh).

      Hero wins with two pairs, queens and tens(Qc Tc).
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello StaringAtGoats,

      I guess I would even 3bet it bigger on flop at least ~$3. And otherwise seems to be fine, although I guess I would bet myself on river like $3 for value, since if he even had the Jx there, he would very likely bey himself it on turn. Although Check/Call ain't wrong either while flush completed but keep in mind that don't Call a very big bet.

      Best regards.