[NL2-NL10] Nl10 FR QQ

    • JohnDoe1313
      JohnDoe1313
      Diamond
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,078
      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      CO: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (MP): $4.62 (46.2 bb)
      BTN: $11.74 (117.4 bb)
      SB: $8.39 (83.9 bb)
      UTG: $10.44 (104.4 bb)
      BB: $2.96 (29.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with Q Q
      UTG raises to $0.40, Hero calls $0.40, 2 folds, SB calls $0.35, BB folds

      Flop: ($1.30) 9 A J (3 players)
      SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.90, SB calls $0.90, UTG folds

      Turn: ($3.10) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.60, SB calls $1.60

      River: ($6.30) 3 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.80, Hero calls $1.72 and is all-in

      Results:
      $9.74 pot ($0.48 rake)
      Final Board: 9 A J T 3
      Hero mucked Q Q and lost (-$4.62 net)
      SB showed A Q and won $9.26 ($4.64 net)


      Hello.

      As some people were sit out, UTG was actually in MP2.
      His stats are VPIP: 9, PFR: 7, 3B: 3, AF: 1.6, Cbet: 85 (13), Hands: 886. His PFR in MP is 4.

      SB - VPIP: 26, PFR: 5, 3B: 0, AF: 1.1, Hands: 61

      I decided to call since his UTG's PFR is so nitty. Since both players check on flop, especially UTG would cbet if he had something, I bet. UTG check/folds as expected, but looser SB stays in the hand. I decided to bet for free showdown and value from draws, Jx despite I have pot left (maybe shove would be better?). As played I should've fold river.

      I don't know how this should be played. Probably fold or 3bet preflop, but my hand was too weak to raise, too good to fold. What should I do here? Thanks
  • 3 replies
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      I think this is one of the rarest occassions were we should call preflop because every other move is lower in EV. Folding is EV0 but since I think we can play 'perfect' postflop is giving us a huge edge

      The fact that UTG checks here is a huge #win because he has QQ-KK so I bet 90cents as well. Unfortunately for you SB has an Ace since u block QT by a mile so giving up is better.

      The Turn you hit a straightdraw but he is never folding an Ace as he plays 26/5 so he can't have those low Ax in his range but more the 8-Q ones in terms of Kicker (so A8-AQ)

      Do you know what ''Betting for free showdown'' entitles? is it a valuebet or (semi)-bluff bet?
    • JohnDoe1313
      JohnDoe1313
      Diamond
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,078
      If I studied it right betting for free showdown means value betting from weaker hands or draws that our opponent won't turn on bluff on river in case he misses. I thought he might have some straight draws like QT, KQ or weaker made hand like QJ but I block them all. Plus now I see there are more ace combos. So in this case it wasn't bet for free shwd but a semi bluff bet with 4 outs because of misreading his range.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Well his range consists of Toppair, 2pairs, straights, pair+draw but since u block loads of it, it is not really good to bet the Turn

      Best regards,
      Gerv