[NL2-NL10] NL4; SH, QJs agnst MP raise

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $6.25 (156.3 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $4.87 (121.8 bb)
      SB: $5 (125 bb)
      BB: $4.12 (103 bb)
      MP: $3.63 (90.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with J Q
      MP raises to $0.12, 4 folds

      Results: $0.10 pot
      MP mucked and won $0.10 ($0.06 net)

      Our opponent us an unknown.

      Since we are 5handed, is a fold here standard? Or could we also make a 3bet here?
  • 9 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      There are couple of options, you can of course Call and play it postflop. But that means you also gonna have to know the opponent you are going to play. Standard option would be to fold, but is that the best?

      Most likely if you want to play or start to play against the opponents then the one of the hands you prefer to do that is exactly those like QJs etc. :)

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Since we don't know our opponent I would not like a call here, I guess.

      It's probably not possible to say that a fold here is a mistake or that a 3bet here is a mistake or the correct play is that or that? Thus my question makes no sense. I just want to perfect my game to the very last detail.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      Since we don't know our opponent I would not like a call here, I guess.

      It's probably not possible to say that a fold here is a mistake or that a 3bet here is a mistake or the correct play is that or that? Thus my question makes no sense. I just want to perfect my game to the very last detail.
      I understand. :) Any specific question? :>
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Folding here is not a mistake, right?
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      Folding here is not a mistake, right?
      Why should it be while we haven't invested any cent. :)
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      I should have said "do we miss any value by not 3betting or calling" against an unknown here instead.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      I should have said "do we miss any value by not 3betting or calling" against an unknown here instead.
      If you are secure in your postflop play then this kind of hand would be the one hands which I'd prefer to play for the SD/FD and maybe even overcard outs. :)
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      But since I might be overrating my postflop skills right now I should probably fold?
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      But since I might be overrating my postflop skills right now I should probably fold?
      Both options are fine. You can still try to play the hands and see how you doing. Especially if you have a tracking software then shouldn't be a problem. And posting hands and asking questions. ;)