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[NL2-NL10] NL5 AQ vs river flush possibility

    • PhoenixPhreak
      Joined: 15.04.2011 Posts: 335
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL - Holdem - 2 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (SB): $5.00
      BB: $4.00

      Hero posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has Q:heart: A:diamond:

      Hero raises to $0.20, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.40, 2 players) 2:spade: Q:club: T:club:
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.30, BB calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.00, 2 players) 4:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.70, BB calls $0.70

      River: ($2.40, 2 players) 3:club:
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.10, BB raises to $2.80 and is all-in, fold

      I think I should have bet larger on the flop, $0.35 instead of $0.30. Maybe a bit more on the turn too.
      Last, I think I should have taken the cheap river with a check behind. Though I think there could still be a range of hands that would call down the river that I beat, enough of the hands that were calling the flop and turn were flush draws that it was too dangerous to bet the river.
  • 3 replies
    • Raknyo
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      PF: Standard, nice bet-sizing.

      F: Think you bet just the right amount here.

      T: Again, good bet sizing.

      R: Think you could have bet 1/3 pot here, then folded to raise. Like you said, your stilling getting value from weaker Qx hands and it's unlikely he will raise your bet without the flush. By betting $0.80 you save yourself $0.3 when your beat, which is probably more often than your ahead.

      Well played overall!

      Edit: Just realised who this was, is the study group still going. I've been extremely busy lately, but I'm free to attend whenever now.
    • PhoenixPhreak
      Joined: 15.04.2011 Posts: 335
      I'm not sure exactly what is going on with the group. I'm still meeting with Lucker a couple times a week, and we chat sometimes more than that on Skype. But with the rest of the group I haven't heard much...
    • HansTheGreat
      Joined: 14.02.2010 Posts: 3,808
      Hey PhoenixPhreak,

      Seems like a nice hand! Doubt I would play any differently. There is still some value from weaker Qx and maybe even Tx if he is loose enough. The sizing seems overall pretty find just I would maybe tend to make it a bit smaller on the river like 0,8$ to induce a call from weak Tx and at the same time leave more room for a fold. due to his stack.

      Best regards,