[NL20-NL50] NL20 SH - Q9s on 9AA

    • BrinkyBill
      Joined: 22.12.2010 Posts: 186
      Entraction, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      MP: $16.76 (83.8 bb)
      CO: $24.79 (124 bb)
      BTN: $4.36 (21.8 bb)
      SB: $32.96 (164.8 bb)
      Hero (BB): $25.09 (125.5 bb)
      UTG: $26.87 (134.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9 Q
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.45, SB folds, Hero calls $0.25

      Flop: ($1) 9 A A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.50, Hero raises to $1.50, BTN raises to $3.91 and is all-in, Hero calls $2.41

      Turn: ($8.82) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($8.82) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $8.82 pot ($0.44 rake)
      Final Board: 9 A A 5 J
      BTN showed J A and won $8.38 ($4.02 net)
      Hero showed 9 Q and lost (-$4.36 net)

      He had less than 25BB and seemed very active 41/41 over 18 hands. Also in general I think that these shorties tend to push a lot and a very weak range.
  • 2 replies
    • autheking
      Joined: 16.02.2011 Posts: 131
      hey, I think your flop call is fine, though I don't agree with your pre flop call with Q9s oop. You are better off 3 bet bluffing in this spot, if you think he is opening wide on the button, rather than playing a pot oop with Q9s with which it is difficult to flop big hands with. Usually you would find yourself flopping marginal hands and facing difficult decisions on flop.

      Also instead of check raising to 1.5, I would check shove against his stack size. You are not folding to his shove anyway, so why not give yourself max fold equity by shoving yourself.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I think getting these odds call pf is fine. Other option would be shove, but then you´re risking too much with marginal hand.

      I would take c/c line on the flop and then c/f turn. I think shortstackers would not barrel these board, so you´re likely behind against Ax or bigger overpairs. he may of course have there flushdraw but you can also pick up hearts to then c/rai turn anyway.

      best regards,