[NL2-NL10] nl2 - HU top pair decent kicker

    • Philfox1985
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Can we get away from this hand HU versus a short stack?

      Felt my hand was likely ahead, then was too pot commited to fold when raised on the turn.

      Known players:

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (2 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q:spade: , J:heart:
      Hero raises to $0.06, BB raises to $0.10, Hero calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.20) J:club: , T:diamond: , 7:spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.10, BB calls $0.08.

      Turn: ($0.40) 3:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.14, BB raises to $0.32 (All-In), Hero calls $0.18.

      River: ($1.04) K:club: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $1.04

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (Qs Jh)
      BB shows a straight, ace high (Ah Qh)

      BB wins with a straight, ace high (Ah Qh)
  • 2 replies
    • PewPewPoker
      Joined: 11.08.2011 Posts: 106
      Preflop is OK, you are in position and QJ is a pretty good hand, so you can easily call that minraise.
      On the flop he shows a lot of weakness. People tend to bet these amounts when they had a pretty strong hand preflop, but didnt hit the board (or hit some kind of weak draw or second/third pair), or when they have the absolute nuts. Since the first one is more likely, I'd bet the flop to 15ct. Since your raise was so small, his call doesnt really mean much. He could still have overcards or a weak draw. Turn is a blank, so just bet again for protection and value, again a bit bigger (2/3 the pot should do the trick), and then you can't fold to a raise ofcourse. Unfortunately he sucks out on you, but yeah... Thats poker.

      So better luck next time and dont forget to keep posting hands, it helps alot!

    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Philfox1985,

      Against his stack just ship it right on turn. :)

      Best regards.