[NL2-NL10] NL2 QQ on straight flush draw board

    • TeddyTaiwan
      Joined: 26.02.2011 Posts: 160
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with Q:heart: , Q:club:
      Hero raises to $0.08, UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.08, 4 folds, SB calls $0.07, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.26) Q:diamond: , T:diamond: , 9:diamond: (3 players)
      SB bets $0.25, Hero raises to $0.50, MP1 calls $0.50, SB raises to $2.25, Hero raises to $2.50 (All-In), MP1 folds, SB calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($5.76) 7:spade:
      River: ($5.76) 8:heart: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $5.76

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three-of-a-kind, queens (Qh Qc)
      SB shows (9s 9c)

      Hero wins with three-of-a-kind, queens (Qh Qc)

      Small Blind raises pot I thought this was defending a hand like 2 pair or TPTK at first or a flopped straight. I min raised in the hopes of getting more information at this point and he pretty much puts me all in. A this point I felt committed with top set and i call/ put in the extra. I think it's a bit of a dangerous play.

      Would flat calling and re evaluating on the turn be better?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello TeddyTaiwan,

      With your top-set we are not getting away here but what I don't like is the min-raise you are doing there. It's just horrible, you are giving away very good odds. Rather make it normal raise ~$0,80+ and get it in.

      Best regards.