[NL2-NL10] NL5. JQ in EP, TP flop.

    • Pkrpains
      Joined: 04.10.2010 Posts: 382
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.04(BB) Replayer
      SB ($4.16)
      BB ($4.90)
      Hero ($4.55)
      CO ($1.88)
      BTN ($5.10)

      Dealt to Hero Q:heart: J:heart:

      Hero raises to $0.16, fold, BTN calls $0.16, fold, fold

      FLOP ($0.38) 6:heart: T:club: Q:club:

      Hero bets $0.27, BTN raises to $0.54, Hero calls $0.27

      TURN ($1.46) 6:heart: T:club: Q:club: 4:spade:

      Hero bets $0.80, BTN calls $0.80

      RIVER ($3.06) 6:heart: T:club: Q:club: 4:spade: 8:diamond:

      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Hero shows Q:heart: J:heart:
      (Pre 31%, Flop 20.2%, Turn 6.8%)

      BTN shows A:diamond: Q:diamond:
      (Pre 69%, Flop 79.8%, Turn 93.2%)

      BTN wins $2.91

      Opp is basically unknown, 26/17 in 24 hands.

      Is it even good to open JQ in EP at NL5?
      That miniraise on flop is not necessarily strenght imo. People use this to counter c-bets, plus this is draw heavy board so this could be the case. Turn comes blank, so I lead out to find out what was that flop minraise about. My plan here was to b/f turn. Once he calls, I am quite convinced he is not that strong OR on a draw because otherwise he raises here. On the river I just go for a cheap showdown.

  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Pkrpains,

      Preflop: Depends a lot on the opponents and of course your postflop skills. It's obviously possible but at the same time it's not if you rather ain't good postflop.

      As played
      Postflop: Why do you donk the turn after him min-raising you on the flop? You ain't gonna achieve much with the donk. I would most likely just Check it and reevaluate his bet. Also of course depends on the opponent, against passive ones we might even prefer to fold it right on the flop while there ain't gonna be a lot worse Qx hands, just draws what we beat.

      Best Regards.