[NL2-NL10] NL2 Zoom AQs

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BTN: $2 (100 bb)
      Hero (SB): $6.79 (339.5 bb)
      BB: $2 (100 bb)
      UTG: $2.17 (108.5 bb)
      MP: $0.89 (44.5 bb)
      CO: $2.12 (106 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q A
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BB calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.16) Q 7 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.08, BB calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.32) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.22, Hero calls $0.22

      River: ($0.76) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.66, Hero folds

      Results: $0.76 pot ($0.03 rake)
      Final Board: Q 7 8 T 5
      Hero mucked Q A and lost (-$0.38 net)
      BB mucked and won $0.73 ($0.35 net)

      Usually, I bet turn also, but as I'm OOP I didn't want to inflate the pot with just TPTK. My line was c/c turn and then c/c river again against a small bet by villain. Of course, checking the turn I would have given him a free card for the river. He made big bet close to pot-size and I didn't think it was a bluff bet like a missed FD or even a weaker Q. I think the only hand I can beat is KQ.

      This hand has been bugging me even though it wasn't a very huge pot. But just needed some advice on how to play hands like these OOP! Thanks!
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      You can always b/f turn to then bet half pot river for value, but if you don´t want to build pot you can always turn your hand into bluff catcher and c/c him down. I would not fold river, since your hand is underrepresented and he can easily try to bluff you out with busted draws or valuebet for value weaker Qx hands

      SB vs BB players ranges are very wide and your tptk is good at least 50% that you can call him profitable down.

      best regards,