[NL2-NL10] NL5 QJs

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
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      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q:spade: , J:spade:
      Hero raises to $0.15, 4 folds, SB calls $0.13, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.35) 9:spade: , 8:spade: , 2:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.22, SB calls $0.22.

      Turn: ($0.79) J:club: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.3, Hero raises to $1.00, SB calls $0.70.

      River: ($2.79) 9:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $2.79

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two-pair, jacks and nines (Qs Js)
      SB shows (Th Td)

      Hero wins with two-pair, jacks and nines (Qs Js)

      Not sure about the turn when he donks into me. Would it have been better just to call the turn, given that he is giving me great odds for my draws and I also now have showdown value? Or is it ok to raise to keep the initiative and maybe get free showdown?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello member001,

      Preflop: I'd say it's pretty close opening QJs in FR game and from MP1 which is UTG. I might even advice at the beginning not to play with such hands from that position because you mostly will be playing OOP. Of course it's doable but needs more postflop skills.

      As played
      Postflop: Seems to be fine as well. When he really is rather passive guy and somewhat showdown bound then I don't mind your line. The river bet is somewhat close, I don't really like the 9 there, if it would be any other card then definitely a value-bet but with this it's pretty marginal while there aren't that many hands from which we get value from.

      Best regards.