[NL2-NL10] NL 5 - Top2 on draw heavy board

    • StaringAtGoats
      Joined: 17.02.2011 Posts: 57
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, Q.
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.05, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.27, BB calls $0.22, MP3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.59) Q, 8, J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BB calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($1.39) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.90, BB calls $0.90.

      River: ($3.19) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.72, Hero calls $0.72.

      Final Pot: $4.63.

      Results follow:

      BB shows a flush, king high(Kc Js).
      Hero shows two pairs, queens and jacks(Jh Qh).

      BB wins with a flush, king high(Kc Js).

      Probably not much I could have differently, or is there? How about shoving the turn?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello StaringAtGoats,

      Preflop: It's even pretty ugly to raise such a short-stack when he is as well pretty loose players. I might just limp in and play postflop. But definitely the isolation raise is doable against MP3.

      As played
      Postflop: While he is a bit looser side then you could as well consider shoving but the problem is that few draws completed and he might already have a better hand. Therefore I might just bet a bit smaller like $0,7 and Check/Fold such a river because I don't really expect him to bet anyways with worse.

      Best regards.