lucky or playing well

    • pokerboy198229
      pokerboy198229
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.08.2011 Posts: 1,095
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Hand afspelen

      $0.5/$1 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):
      $249.89
      CO:
      $314.99
      BU:
      $529.43
      SB:
      $264.07


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q.
      CO folds, BU raises to $3.00, SB folds, Hero raises to $8.00, BU raises to $21.00, Hero calls $13.00.

      Flop: ($42.5) A, 9, 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $25.00, BU calls $25.00.

      Turn: ($92.5) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $45.00, BU calls $45.00.

      River: ($182.5) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $120.00, BU calls $120.00.

      Final Pot: $422.5.
      Results follow:

      BU shows two pairs, aces and kings(A K).
      Hero shows three of a kind, queens(Q Q).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, queens(Q Q).
  • 4 replies
    • romcey
      romcey
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2012 Posts: 62
      would you have put the hand down if you didn't hit the queen on the turn?
    • pokerboy198229
      pokerboy198229
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.08.2011 Posts: 1,095
      yes
    • romcey
      romcey
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2012 Posts: 62
      amazing hand, I'm not as good as you but i can't see anything wrong with this hand. perfect play and poker gods were in your favour.
    • pokerboy198229
      pokerboy198229
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.08.2011 Posts: 1,095
      Thank you<

      Sometimes u do not play the standard way just because of 2 reasons:

      1. U have to vary your game, otherwise u re like an open book for everyone.
      2. Because u know something about your opponent.

      The reason i played like that is because of reason number 2. My opponnent was loose agressive pre-flop
      and ABC player postflop. He is really scared player postflop an missed a lot of value bets in some previous hands.
      Thats why i lead out on the flop, only $25 to know if my QQ are good. By any raise or call I get rid of my QQ.
      Its not the board to check call with QQ, u can expect a lot of bad cards on turn and then u have to guess: does he has a draw or
      are my QQ good? So I could lose more than $25.

      Actually I think if played bad well then he did play even worse. U do not 4bet with AKof in cash games, expecially
      when u are playing deep stack poker. And then u do not just call that flop (with a lot of straight and flush possibilities).

      So now u know my story, i really want to know what do you think of that!