[NL2-NL10] 2NL AQ bad turn call

    • ZeProst
      Joined: 13.02.2010 Posts: 10
      IPoker Network $2.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1501617
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      BB: $2.56
      Hero (UTG): $4.09
      MP: $2.02
      CO: $2.06
      BTN: $1.86
      SB: $1.88

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is UTG with A :club: Q :club:
      Hero raises to $0.08, 4 folds, BB calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.17) 5 :heart: Q :diamond: 3 :spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.12, BB raises to $0.24, Hero calls $0.12

      Turn: ($0.65) K :spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.65, Hero calls $0.65

      River: ($1.95) Q :heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.59, Hero calls $1.59

      Villain is 34/9 af: 0.8 after 96 hands

      On the flop i call because i think that his range with which he would minraise has a lot of weaker queens and pocket pairs here besides sets and 2pairs. also i am getting really good odds to get 2 pair or trips my self (which, now that i think of it, is really bad reverse implied odds against 2 pairs with a Q and sets). The turn is mostly a blank in terms of his range... only KQ gets there. When he bets pot i should have folded...
      So here are my questions:
      1. Is the call on the flop ok ? or am i usually crushed there ?
      2. Considering my investment until the river, can i fold there when i improved ?

      This hand brought back something i read in a book (can't remember which) "small mistakes on early streets will cost us a lot of money on the later ones".
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello ZeProst,

      Well, for the given min-raise I'd most likely Call as well. Although you should definitely lay it down on turn. You don't beat there much anymore vs his pot size bet. :(

      As played the river well... as I said you were most likely already beaten on turn. :)

      Best Regards.