[NL2-NL10] NL10 Right SSS play?

    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      HAND #1

      Party Poker, $0.05/$0.10 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
      Hand History Converter by Stoxpoker

      MP2: $3.97 (39.7 bb)
      MP3: $18.96 (189.6 bb)
      CO: $10.58 (105.8 bb)
      BTN: $9.45 (94.5 bb)
      Hero (SB): $1.90 (19 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      UTG+1: $22.48 (224.8 bb)
      UTG+2: $11.96 (119.6 bb)
      MP1: $10 (100 bb)

      Pre-Flop: Hero is SB with J
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $0.20, 5 folds, Hero raises to $0.80, BB folds, UTG+2 calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.70) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, UTG+2 calls $0.50

      Turn: ($2.70) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60 and is all-in, UTG+2 calls $0.60

      River: ($3.90) T (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results (listed below in white, highlight to see): $3.90 pot ($0.19 rake)
      Hero showed Jd Jh (a flush, Queen high) and won $3.71 ($1.81 net)
      UTG+2 showed Ts Qc (two pairs, Queens and Tens) and lost (-$1.90 net)

      1) He flatcalled me on the flop thus ''having something in the range of Q-x probably''
      2) The turn gave me a heart thus a flushdraw giving me 9 outs(7 Hearts + 2 Jacks) so I pushed all-in. Was this correctly assuming I read him (Pokertracker) as a calling station/passive player?

      Odds were 4:1 and I got lucky unfortunately. I need some feedback regarding pocket pair play if a higher hole card comes (Q in this case) on the flop.
  • 4 replies
    • DeKuip
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,966
      Villain played this hand unbelievable bad...
      But that's not relevant, let's take a look at your play.
      Normal raise is 3x Villain's raise (with 1 limper 4x, with 2 limpers 5x etc.), so $0.60 would have been better (this is not a life-threatening mistake btw :D ).

      But as played it's also no big deal really.
      The flop is a bit tricky.
      Paired board, one overcard and flush draw possibilities.
      A normal bet here would be 2/3pot size, which is somewhere around $1.20.
      Your stack is only $1.10, so this should be a very easy push here.
      Chance of him having a Q is not so big.

      As played you are committed on the turn, no matter which card shows up.
      So you'll have to push the turn anyway (that's why pushing the flop immediately is better).

      I can advise you to carefully read through some articles again!
    • arjun2001
      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 352
      Go all in on the flop, since you bet $0.50 which is more than half your stack.

      Raise more prelflop....
    • arjun2001
      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 352
      Sorry dbl post

      NH! :)
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      You may consider moving all-in already preflop. You have no position on your oponent and will be commited post flop, so your first action when you see the flop would be moving in no matter what (btw: minbet on the flop is wrong, you have pot larger than stack, move all-in directly).

      AND you need to note out what this villain's minraising preflop from utg! I don't think that a calling station would raise pf utg QTo ;)