[NL2-NL10] NL2 QQ, A on turn and river

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q:heart: , Q:diamond:
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.10, 3 folds, MP3 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.23) J:diamond: , T:club: , 2:diamond: (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.16, MP3 calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.55) A:diamond: (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.55) A:heart: (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0.52 (All-In), Hero calls $0.52.

      Final Pot: $1.59

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP3 shows a full-house, aces full of jacks (Ac Js)
      Hero shows (Qh Qd)

      MP3 wins with a full-house, aces full of jacks (Ac Js)

      Shockingly bad play by me on the river. I talked myself into calling on the basis of "showdown value", villain being less likely to have an A due to 2 on the board, his stack size, and a bunch of other far-too-clever-for-my-own-good stuff. If only I had asked myself what a 64/0/0.4 passive player would suddenly wake up and shove all-in with, I might have found a quick route to the right answer!

      I guess bet flop a bit bigger for value, but cryingly check/fold turn and river after the A arrives?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello member001,

      Guess I'd either ship it on turn or just Check/Fold the river. Against passive opponents is the usual case that they are having the nuts when they are shipping. I don't think that he is doing that here with Jx or even weaker hands. Rather made hands like flushes and even Ax is possible.

      Best regards.