[NL2-NL10] nl2 blind battle

    • Jim4rdo
      Joined: 03.10.2010 Posts: 1,252
      Thoughts on this one? :)

      I 3bet because he had stole a fair bit, and I felt KQ strong enough post flop to do it.

      Annoying setup! :)

      But, should I have raised him on that river? I suppose my line of thinking was a bit off really;

      Unlikely to have an 8, or he's hit quads, and 87/89 is out of the question here (tight player overall - 16/9/1).

      Thankfully he didn't shove or raise on the river and I didn't go broke...

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, Q.
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.08, Hero raises to $0.20, SB calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.4) A, Q, 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.30, SB calls $0.30.

      Turn: ($1) 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($1) Q (2 players)
      SB bets $0.24, Hero raises to $0.70, SB calls $0.46.

      Final Pot: $2.4.

      Results follow:

      SB shows a full-house, queens full of aces(Qc Ac).
      Hero shows a full-house, queens full of eights(Kh Qs).

      SB wins with a full-house, queens full of aces(Qc Ac).
  • 2 replies
    • dubadal
      Joined: 05.09.2008 Posts: 263
      me thinks you thinks correctly :)

      preflop: when re-stealing you should bet a bit more - 3x bet+ pot or 4x.

      flop: we have to give villains credit for having an ace in such spots, but since he checks we want to represent an ace and cbet is good.

      turn: 8 doesn't change anything, so I'd actually prefer to fire another barrel here, 2/3 or so and fold if villain re-raises

      river: as played, we are only behind AQ, AA and 88, all of which should've raised previously. So, villains bet looks like a block bet more than anything. Me thinks your raise is fine here, since you will most often up against A2-A6 or trips. I would actually bet a bit more for value... (this is the part where you posting final results totally messes up the advising :f_biggrin: )
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Jim4rdo,

      Preflop: I'd actually as well raise it at least $0,24.
      Postflop: Not much to say, I would have played the same way. No way I am just Calling the river with almost the nuts. Funny how passive sometimes people play their strong hands. Definitely note such a player down! One thing actually we could do and raise a bit bigger on river but that's not that big mistake.

      Best regards.