[NL2-NL10] NL2 KQs playing draws vs. Loose Passive

    • anhvusa
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 115
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, Q.
      UTG2 calls $0.02, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, 2 folds, UTG2 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.23) 8, T, Q (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $0.16, UTG2 calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.55) 9 (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $0.32, UTG2 calls $0.32.

      River: ($1.19) 2 (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1.19.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of queens(K Q).
      UTG2 shows a straight, queen high(J 6).

      UTG2 wins with a straight, queen high(J 6).

      Flop: I decided to Cbet with a TPGK here, and the BB Called. I think he's got Tens or Qx which can be dominated by my hand, or even called with a FD.

      Turn: He might miss his FD, and I fire another barrel.

      River: The 3rd :diamond: appeared, I guess Check behind is the best choice here with thought of he was playing FD.

      Are there any other better lines to improve playing with very Loose Passive players?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello anhvusa,

      Well, if he is even passive opponent then you can as well just Check on turn behind and skip the thin value. There are a lot of hands which beat you and most likely he wouldn't take stabs on the river with worse.

      Best Regards.