[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH 2 pair turn/river play

    • Torg0th
      Joined: 26.03.2010 Posts: 56
      iPoker No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (5 handed) - iPoker Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      BB ($71.70)
      UTG ($33.95)
      MP ($53.30)
      Hero (Button) ($60.29)
      SB ($50)

      Preflop: Hero is Button with Q, 8
      2 folds, Hero bets $1, 1 fold, BB raises to $2.50, Hero calls $1.50

      Flop: ($5.25) 8, 4, Q (2 players)
      BB bets $3.50, Hero raises to $9, BB calls $5.50

      Turn: ($23.25) K (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($23.25) A (2 players)
      BB bets $12, Hero folds

      Total pot: $23.25 | Rake: $1.16

      Results below:
      BB didn't show
      Outcome: BB won $34.09

      Villain seemed TAGish but very small sample.
      I think it was a terrible play by me after flop but oh well :f_mad:
      In retrospect, I probably should've bet turn since there are worse hands that might've called like QJ and I expect better hands to have bet turn. On river I was really confused by his line and I feel like I should've called cuz it really looks like a spewy bluff or a med str hand turned into a bluff or a really thin value bet by a worse hand. Then again it could be a slow played set but his line doesn't make much sense to me.
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      You should b/f pf, since Q8s is very often dominated by better Qx hands, so if you flop just Qx, you would very often loose very big pot by better hand
      Like your raise on the flop, I´d b/c turn, since he can always have there aces and I don´t think you´re always beat if he c/rai.
      Although ace isn´t the best card I´d still call his half potsize bet on the river, since he may turn smt like TT/JJ into bluff or decide to b/c flop with just Ax hands