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[NL2-NL10] NL4; Q8o BB freeplay

    • Avatars91
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $5 (125 bb)
      SB: $4.56 (114 bb)
      Hero (BB): $6.07 (151.8 bb)
      UTG: $2 (50 bb)
      MP: $8.56 (214 bb)
      CO: $4.47 (111.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8 Q
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.04, 3 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.10) Q 9 A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.08, MP calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.26) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, MP calls $0.20

      River: ($0.66) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.33, MP raises to $0.66, Hero calls $0.33

      Results: $1.98 pot ($0.13 rake)
      Final Board: Q 9 A A 3
      Hero mucked 8 Q and lost (-$0.98 net)
      MP showed 6 A and won $1.85 ($0.87 net)

      Opponent's stats: VP/PFR/AF/WTS/hands 60/22/3.2/22/89

      I bet both the flop and turn for value/protection against FDs, 9x, some weaker Qx hands and some PPs. I also thought that he would be more likely to raise an ace on the turn instead of calling. The bet on the river could have been smaller – the idea of it being a blockbet. After the minraise I should have folded most likely. Probably could have just check/folded the river altogether.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      While it's a freeplay pot I would most likely just Check the river and might even give up if we face any bigger bets. There ain't really many worse hands which Call you. Otherwise as played as you said yourself on the river that you meant to make a block-bet but you still called which is pretty bad. :P Even for the given odds we have a fold while we wont see worse hands.

      Best Regards.