[NL2-NL10] Hand evaluation homework for NL Beginners's Course Lesson 5

    • durinko
      Joined: 06.12.2011 Posts: 239
      Originally posted by Skraggy
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP: $1.59
      CO: $2.33
      BTN: $3.26
      SB: $1.96
      Hero (BB): $4.98
      UTG: $5.12

      SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has J:heart: Q:diamond:

      UTG raises to $0.08, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.17, 2 players) 9:diamond: T:heart: K:spade:
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.18, Hero raises to $0.39, UTG calls $0.21

      Turn: ($0.95, 2 players) Q:heart:
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.76, Hero calls $0.76

      River: ($2.47, 2 players) 7:diamond:
      Hero checks, UTG bets $3.89 and is all-in, Hero calls $3.75 and is all-in

      UTG shows 4:heart: Q:club: (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 26%, Flop 7%, Turn 3%)
      Hero shows J:heart: Q:diamond: (Straight, King High) (Pre 74%, Flop 93%, Turn 97%)
      Hero wins $9.48

      Should I lead out on the turn(since check raising more than once in a hand is normally bad play imo)?
      I like the check/raise for the value on flop - we are obviously not going to donkbet with flopped nuts. On turn I would lead, as I don't think we are beat (in most cases villain would not call our raise with AJ, which he would have a gutshot with and would beat us on turn) and if he likes his hand, he calls. I also don't want to give him an opportunity to check behind. So IMO just go ahead, bet the turn, and ship the river.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello durinko,

      Flop: Check/Raise it bigger, I'd just go for pot size while we are so deep.

      As played
      Turn: Go for CB rather than let him Check behind, go for value.

      As played
      River: You just beat a bluff or just shop with Jx or what's the worst scenario of course vs AJ which could be his range which is shipping. So should ask if it's worth calling 200BB?

      By the way you don't have to open new hand, you can just evaluate his hand. :)

      Best Regards.