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[NL2-NL10] NL5 rush - cbet size with QQ

    • skiffcz
      Joined: 27.03.2011 Posts: 229
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      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by

      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with Q:heart: , Q:club:
      Hero raises to $0.16, 7 folds, BB calls $0.11.

      Flop: ($0.34) K:diamond: , T:heart: , 9:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.15, BB calls $0.15.

      Turn: ($0.64) 5:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.3, BB calls $0.30.

      River: ($1.24) J:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.45, BB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.24

      I think I did quite well here, just the preflop openraise could be 4bb. I went with 3bb because I found 4b from UTG to be too scary for lots of hands I want in, like suited aces, QJ, middle pairs like 44-99 etc ... what worse hands calls 4bb from UTG? JJ? TT? Most of callers range would consist of AQ+ and hands like KQ and that sucks.

      But what Im really not sure about is the river bet. It seems ok, but maybe minraise would be better? 0.30 again? Ty in advance for your expertise ;)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello skiffcz,

      Preflop: Would likely raise to $0,20. And no way 4bb from UTG is scary, don't overthink. :D
      Flop: If I am going to Cbet then I would do it a bit bigger like $0,20 at least.
      Turn: Once again, I would rather prefer to bet it like at least $0,40. It just so looks that you have a weak hand which just tries to get cheap to showdown or you have a draw or both. :D Although at some spots I am just Checking behind here to see the river card and not face like Check/Raise.
      River: Could even bet it bigger like $0,70+.

      Best regards.