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[NL2-NL10] NL4 SH QJs on BU

    • yinyun
      Joined: 30.06.2010 Posts: 72
      Party Poker $4.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
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      SB: $10.90 - VPIP: 26, PFR: 24, 3B: 12, AF: 4.5, Hands: 50
      BB: $5.46 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 20, 3B: 15, AF: 2.0, Hands: 50
      UTG: $4.00 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 8, 3B: 5, AF: Infinity, Hands: 50
      MP: $3.15 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 35, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 20
      CO: $4.43 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 4.0, Hands: 110
      Hero (BTN): $4.00 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 15, 3B: 4, AF: 3.3, Hands: 11392

      Pre Flop: ($0.06) Hero is BTN with J :spade: Q :spade:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.16, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.16, 1 fold, BB calls $0.12

      My thoughts: I can be ahead of his range and I have drawing hand and button. 35% is more then BW+PP+SC+Ax

      Flop: ($0.50) 5 :heart: 5 :diamond: J :heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, MP bets $0.36, Hero raises to $0.78, BB folds, MP calls $0.42

      My thoughts: Possibility that he hit the board isn't so big. My hand is too good to give up without fight. I don't want to see him double barreling. I also do not want to see any Q or K and definitely A on Turn. So I try to take pot now.

      Turn: ($2.06) T :diamond: (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $0.98,

      So if he calls or raises I'm done. But I give me >50% chance that he folds or calls me down with smaller poket-pair.

      MP folds

      Final Pot: $2.06
      Hero wins $1.96
      (Rake: $0.10)
  • 2 replies
    • Bogdan1190
      Joined: 29.04.2009 Posts: 406
      So what is your question ?

      Anyway pre-flop it a mistake to call. IF you are ahead of his range raise if not fold call in not an option unless there are other people in the pot as well.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello yinyun,

      Preflop: Not a huge fan to Call it either here. Of course it's possible. But if you are going to overplay your TP type of hand like this I wouldn't recommend. Also you are even not against a full stack.

      As played
      Flop: Well, I don't really get. a) Why do you raise? You ain't gonna get called from a lot worse hands here. b) Why do you make it a min-raise? You are giving away very good odds for a draw. So for conclusion rather Call it on flop and reevaluate further actions than isolate yourself against strong hands/keep weaker hands in the play or either way even if you decide to raise and protect your hand then raise it normally. :)

      As played
      Turn: Well, pretty much the same. You are giving away GREAT odds. He doesn't have much left then just ship it. He could easily even raise with just draw or worse hand. Why do you raise on flop then? What worse hand do you expect to see? Or what was your plan behind the raise?

      Best regards.