[NL2-NL10] QTs NL4 FR

    • enemaze
      Joined: 06.06.2009 Posts: 608
      OnGame - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $4.78
      Hero (BB): $3.96
      UTG: $7.51
      UTG+1: $3.72
      MP: $1.75
      CO: $3.74
      BTN: $3.68

      SB posts SB $0.02, Hero posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: ($0.06) Hero has T:heart: Q:heart:

      UTG raises to $0.10, UTG+1 calls $0.10, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.32, 3 players) 9:heart: K:diamond: 8:heart:
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.32, UTG+1 raises to $0.64, Hero calls $0.64, UTG raises to $7.41 and is all-in, UTG+1 calls $2.98 and is all-in, Hero calls $3.22 and is all-in

      Turn: ($11.66, 3 players) 8:spade:

      River: ($11.66, 3 players) Q:diamond:

      Raising seemed spewy, and knowing i was behind i hoped to induce a call from UTG. I stacked off since the only hands in villains' range that has me super crushed is AhKH, or KhJh. I dont think they would play a AhJh this agressively @ nl4.

      Utg 35.57% 30.73% 4.83% KK+, 99-88, AKs, KhJh, AKo
      Utg+1 30.36% 25.53% 4.83% 99-88, AKs, KhJh, 7h6h, AKo
      Hero 34.07% 34.07% 0.00% QhTh

      What is the required equity to make this call profitable?
  • 3 replies
    • IngridN
      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      Hi enemaze,

      I am keep moving your threads away from blog section to its respective hand evaluation board. Please post these in the relevant board: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/forum/board.php?boardid=1412

    • enemaze
      Joined: 06.06.2009 Posts: 608
      lol my bad :)
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,850

      you can calculate it pretty easily.
      you need to call $3.22 in what is going to be a $11.66 pot, so 322/1166 = ~27.6%.
      you might want to consider folding to the flop minraise though if you think that utg will ship over very often - then it's rather a $3.86 investment, 386/1166 = ~33.1%.

      if you want to continue you might want to ship the monies yourself if you think that you have some fold equity, but the play is pretty standard.
      indeed the only thing that really sucks is to get it in against a dominating draw, but there will usually be enough twopair/set combos to make it profitable as you've seen yourself.

      your ranges look pretty reasonable but i wouldn't include a lot of AK since it's overplaying. i think a reasonable range is something like

      Board: 9:heart: K:diamond: 8:heart:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    35.14%  35.14%   0.00% { KK+, 99-88, AhKh, KhJh }
      MP3    34.86%  34.86%   0.00% { 99-88, 98s, AhKh, KhJh, 7h6h }
      BB     30.00%  30.00%   0.00% { QhTh }

      there we should be folding to the flop minraise if we assume them being reasonable players.
      however they might overplay AK and there may be other random spaz hands, so in-game i'm more towards stacking off because i like gambling :D
      but i feel that it is slightly -EV since i don't think they'll have a lot worse hands and AK that often, so folding flop vs the minraise should be the best line.

      [edit: improved detail and quality]