[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH QJo

    • Meemawuk
      Meemawuk
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 758
      I could maybe check back the turn here? The reason I ask is that I actually think I'm lucky its Qc on the end because I think he leads any other Club. He obviously thinks I'll bet trips here. Thoughts?

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $7.7
      Hero:
      $5.02
      CO:
      $5

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q:spade: , J:heart:
      Hero raises to $0.20, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.20, 2 folds, BB calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.62) Q:heart: , 8:club: , 6:club: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.38, CO folds, BB calls $0.38.

      Turn: ($1.38) 9:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.87, BB calls $0.87.

      River: ($3.12) Q:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $3.12

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (Qs Jh)
      BB shows a flush, queen high (Jc 9c)

      BB wins with a flush, queen high (Jc 9c)
  • 4 replies
    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      I like your flop bet - it's the correct amount.

      Turn completed many draws and there are also 2 pair possibilities (98, Q9). Our hand might be dominated by KQ. I would just check behind.

      River: It looks ugly club but in fact is not that bad. If he checks to us we have to value bet (if we checked behind turn the pot is $1,38) I would bet weak like $0,70- $0,85. He might call us with 89, or A8, A9, TT, since is less likely we have Q.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Meemawuk,

      Preflop: Opening such hands from UTG is rather close and I wouldn't even advice to do it on those limits. Just fold it.

      As played
      Flop: I guess I would do the CBet even bigger like $0,45.
      Turn: And betting here for some kind of protection is totally fine, since there are still a lot of draws out there and as well we betting for free showdown in case some other draws complete.
      River: Kinda close, although I guess since the FD as well completed I might as well prefer Checking behind, although against such a station wouldn't even be wrong to bet smallish like $1 for value either. But it will be even for him hard time calling with a lot worse.

      Best regards.
    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      Originally posted by veriz
      As played
      Flop: I guess I would do the CBet even bigger like $0,45.
      Turn: And betting here for some kind of protection is totally fine, since there are still a lot of draws out there and as well we betting for free showdown in case some other draws complete.
      River: Kinda close, although I guess since the FD as well completed I might as well prefer Checking behind, although against such a station wouldn't even be wrong to bet smallish like $1 for value either. But it will be even for him hard time calling with a lot worse.

      Best regards.
      If we're called on the flop by co we're usually dominated so why bet flop $0,45? CO looks solid and he's not raising us preflop with KQ, AQ.

      I understand betting the turn for protection but I don't really like it in this spot. Sure we have a calling station in bb but his range improved with this turn. Maybe it's just me and fear from this kind of players :) ... c/c till river and donking pot into me and showing 2 pair so many times.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      If we're called on the flop by co we're usually dominated so why bet flop $0,45? CO looks solid and he's not raising us preflop with KQ, AQ.

      Why do you raise such hands then even in first place? Because you are doing it for value and see them playing a lot worse and calling down with worse not that he might have the bigger Qx or whatever then rather raise such hand from LP not from UTG.