Bad Aggression Timing

    • PhoenixPhreak
      Joined: 15.04.2011 Posts: 335
      This is becoming a frequent problem for me... Any advice as to how I should change my minset in these kinds of hands?

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL ZOOM - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $1.79
      Hero (SB): $2.23
      BB: $1.00
      UTG: $2.00
      UTG+1: $2.01
      MP: $2.52
      MP+1: $1.04
      LP: $1.85
      CO: $4.28

      Hero posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has Q:club: Q:spade:

      fold, fold, MP raises to $0.04, fold, fold, CO calls $0.04, fold, Hero raises to $0.16, fold, MP calls $0.12, fold

      Flop: ($0.38, 2 players) 6:spade: 3:diamond: 4:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.30, MP calls $0.30

      Turn: ($0.98, 2 players) 7:spade:
      Hero bets $0.72, MP raises to $1.44, Hero raises to $1.77 and is all-in, MP calls $0.33

      River: ($4.52, 2 players) 9:heart:

      Hero shows Q:club: Q:spade: (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 71%, Flop 55%, Turn 3%)
      MP shows A:diamond: 5:spade: (Straight, Seven High) (Pre 29%, Flop 45%, Turn 97%)
      MP wins $4.36
  • 4 replies
    • jonnyjm
      Joined: 24.03.2008 Posts: 447
      One question you need to ask yourself on the turn is "how offten would my opponent bluff here" on NL2 i think you'll find the answer to be "not very offten". Meaning your can probably fold once your raised, unless villian is like an aggro fish or something.
    • booomm
      Joined: 22.03.2011 Posts: 677
      this is not bad agression timing, on the turn I guess you just made a "fuck you, you ain't cracking my QQ again" raise. so no big deal, next time you just think for a bit and fold it!
    • metza
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 2,220
      Flop bet is good size for protection, turn bet is too big given the nature of the card, now the board is four to a straight I think around 45c is more appropriate, and then when he reraises, fold. Villain is making huge mistakes calling preflop and calling the flop, but because he calls $0.30 and then wins $1.77 you have just given him the implied odds necessary to make his call a profitable move long term. He will fail to turn a straight 82% of the time and lose 0.30 but 18% of the time make 1.77 so the play is 0.08c +EV.

      In general on Zoom you should bet top pair/overpair for value but let it go if someone reraises you unless you have something like top pair + flush draw/straight draw.
    • PhoenixPhreak
      Joined: 15.04.2011 Posts: 335
      Thank you so much for all that advice. As much as I knew I screwed up, I didn't really think I was wrong with my Turn bet, but I will definitely use your advice as considerations for the future!