[NL2-NL10] NL2 QQ on K-high board

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.85 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q:spade: , Q:diamond:
      MP1 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.08, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.19) K:spade: , 9:diamond: , 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.12, CO calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.43) 2:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.12, Hero calls $0.12.

      River: ($0.67) Q:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.32, CO calls $0.32.

      Final Pot: $1.31

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three-of-a-kind, queens (Qs Qd)
      CO shows (6h 6c)

      Hero wins with three-of-a-kind, queens (Qs Qd)

      Preflop, flop: standard
      Turn: I intended to check/fold, but called because his small bet gave me such good odds. I needed to call 0.12 to be in pot of 0.67 which means only 18% equity needed. I checked later in Equilator and see that I did have 18% equity even if his range is just sets and tp+nfd (KK,99,66,22,AsK), so I think it's ok given that he might try this with other stuff too after I have shown weakness.
      River: got lucky and bet for value

      Main questions are:
      1) ok to call the turn given that the bet was so small?
      2) what if he had raised the river?

  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello member001,

      1) ok to call the turn given that the bet was so small?

      Yeah, for those given odds it ain't like very big mistake. Sometimes he might even bet here with some draw or weaker pair or as well with bluffs this way.

      2) what if he had raised the river?

      First of all, I guess I would bet it even bigger here like $0,45 and if raised I guess there is not much to do than I would Call it while he could easily be even raising with worse sets and as well worse pairs and so on. Therefore I might even decide for a Call. His line doesn't look like that strong when he bets the turn weak.

      Best regards.