[NL2-NL10] NL2 Zoom QQs

    • cheekopeh
      cheekopeh
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $2.29 (114.5 bb)
      SB: $2.22 (111 bb)
      BB: $3 (150 bb)
      UTG: $2.54 (127 bb)
      Hero (MP): $2.47 (123.5 bb)
      CO: $0.41 (20.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with Q Q
      UTG raises to $0.06, Hero raises to $0.18, 4 folds, UTG calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.39) 4 8 A (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.39) J (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.21, UTG calls $0.21

      River: ($0.81) 4 (2 players)
      UTG bets $0.29, Hero calls $0.29

      Results:
      $1.39 pot ($0.05 rake)
      Final Board: 4 8 A J 4
      UTG showed J K and lost (-$0.68 net)
      Hero showed Q Q and won $1.34 ($0.66 net)


      PF: 3-bet pot for value and to isolate and play w initiative and position. Narrowed villain's range to a strongish range UTG. AJs, KQs, mid pairs

      Flop: The A high board stopped me from thinking straight for abit. Was thinking if I should c-bet flop, x turn and then call/bet river. But decided to went for x flop, call turn, decide river as my guts left me.

      Turn: When x to me, I know I'm ahead so went ahead to bet for value. And thinking now I should have bet bigger.

      River: His small bet requires me to be right 21% of the time so considering his range I decided to call. His play did feel like he might have an Ax, but also FD, smaller pairs, turned Jx which wants to see a cheap showdown.

      All in all, I feel bet flop, x turn, and then re-evaluate river would be a much better line to take as it gives me a better idea of villain's range?
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