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[NL2-NL10] NL 5 BAD BAD Play

    • StraGus
      Joined: 23.03.2009 Posts: 123
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG: $3.00
      UTG+1: $3.90
      MP: $12.50
      MP+1: $5.00
      LP: $4.94
      CO: $0.61
      BTN: $1.54
      SB: $5.00
      Hero (BB): $5.00

      SB posts SB $0.02, Hero posts BB $0.05, MP posts DB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.12) Hero has Q:diamond: Q:club:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.15, fold, fold, LP calls $0.15, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.67, UTG+1 raises to $1.50, fold, Hero calls $0.83

      Flop: ($3.22, 2 players) 2:club: 9:diamond: T:diamond:
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $1.20, Hero raises to $3.50 and is all-in, UTG+1 calls $1.20 and is all-in

      Turn: ($8.02, 2 players) Q:heart:

      River: ($8.02, 2 players) K:club:

      Hero shows Q:diamond: Q:club: (Three of a Kind, Queens) (Pre 19%, Flop 16%, Turn 95%)
      UTG+1 mucks A:heart: A:spade: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 81%, Flop 84%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins $7.63

      Don't know what I was thinking.
      When he Reraised pf I should know he is very strong.
      Posting this to hear your opinion and in order to remeber the situation and not make the mistake again:-)
  • 2 replies
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Hi StraGus!

      Indeed, I agree with you :)

      But it is a bit of a tough spot for your ladies. They are too strong to just call and play out of position against two players; but one you 3bet the UTG raiser and he 4bets you are very rarely ahead - usually behind or flipping vs. AK.

      In your spot I'd probably 3bet anyway and hope weaker players to call with lower pocket pairs and maybe AK/AQ and play from there; but if they do 4bet unfortunately it's better for us to fold and wait for a better spot.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello StraGus,

      Usually if I am going for a 3bet in that kind of case I'd just go for the stacks with my QQ on that limit. There is no way we gonna Call the 4bet, we either fold or just ship it and which I would most likely do unless I have some further information the opponent being really nitty.

      Best Regards.