[NL20-NL50] JJ Was I overconfident?

    • Peter68a
      Peter68a
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.06.2007 Posts: 35
      Known Players:
      UTG3: £5.05 - 253 bb
      MP1: £0.98 - 49 bb
      MP2: £2.56 - 128 bb
      MP3: £4.73 - 237 bb
      CO: £5.00 - 250 bb
      BU: £2.07 - 104 bb
      SB: £2.01 - 101 bb
      BB: £2.00 - 100 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (8 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.0.50820.7

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with J:heart: , J:diamond:
      SB posts small blind (£0.01), BB posts big blind (£0.02), 2 folds, MP2 raises to £0.04, Hero raises to £0.12, 4 folds, MP2 calls

      Flop: (£0.27 - 14 bb) Q:diamond: , 9:club: , 7:spade: (2 Players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets £0.10, MP2 raises to £0.20, Hero calls

      Turn: (£0.67 - 34 bb) 4:heart: (2 Players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets £0.20, MP2 calls

      River: (£1.07 - 54 bb) 9:spade: (2 Players)
      MP2 bets £0.02,

      Should I have just called here? or made a lower raise?

      Hero raises to £4.21 and is all in, MP2 calls and is all in,
  • 3 replies
    • toteatoo
      toteatoo
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.11.2011 Posts: 240
      Hi Peter,

      preflop I would raise his minraise to 0.16 to provide him bad pot odds

      flop you should definitely cbet bigger even with second pair, but on his check raise you should fold, you even don't have top pair - every Q beats you, sets, he could even trap with QQ-AA. You only have backdoor straight draw

      turn I would check behind

      river He could be trapping, for given very good odds I would only call, you beat only blufs - which will fold on your raise and everything what he calls beats you (unless he is complete maniac).

      GL on tables!
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Peter68a,

      Preflop: As there is pointed out that vs min-raise you should be raising bigger instead the default 3x rule.
      Postflop: If you want to Bet the flop then Bet it bigger and protect your hand you have a leak in your CB sizes. And nor I don't get why do you shove the river? Why not just Call and be happy about it if you are ahead?

      Best Regards.
    • Peter68a
      Peter68a
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.06.2007 Posts: 35
      " but on his check raise you should fold" - Absolutely right. He did indeed have a Q.

      Many thanks