[NL2-NL10] 2NL SB - QQ in 3-bet pot, nasty turn

    • philhellmutt
      Joined: 16.02.2011 Posts: 226
      Hi, just got back into poker after a few months away from the tables.

      Villain here has been loose (28/13/AF=3.7), so I think his range is still reasonably wide even when an A and a flush hit on the turn. I don't think he's only calling 3-bets with QQ or AQ+...

      My main question here - once I bet the turn against a loose player, should I be committed on the river if another club doesn't hit? Or is it better to simply check the turn and give up to a strong bet? I have a bad feeling I folded the best hand here, but it was such a difficult spot. Gotta love being OOP!

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.02(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($7.44)
      BB ($1.57)
      UTG ($2.22)
      UTG+1 ($0.97)
      UTG+2 ($0.70)
      MP1 ($3.12)
      MP2 ($0.83)
      CO ($3.01)
      BTN ($2.79)

      Dealt to Hero Q:diamond: Q:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.06, Hero raises to $0.24, fold, BTN calls $0.18

      FLOP ($0.50) 3:club: T:spade: 6:club:

      Hero bets $0.36, BTN calls $0.36

      TURN ($1.22) 3:club: T:spade: 6:club: A:club:

      Hero bets $0.80, BTN calls $0.80

      RIVER ($2.82) 3:club: T:spade: 6:club: A:club: 3:heart:

      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.39 (AI), Hero folds

      BTN wins $2.72
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello philhellmutt,

      Not the best spot to go for 2nd barrel cause it completes a lot of his hands. Especially such a huge bet wouldn't achieve much on the turn, rather just Check/Fold it whilst not gonna get called from a lot worse either.

      Though if you assume he is loose and having a lot of Tx then do something like 70 cents as block-bet and plan to fold the river.

      Best Regards.
    • philhellmutt
      Joined: 16.02.2011 Posts: 226
      Yep, I agree with you.

      One thing I didn't mention is that I'd stacked him a few hands earlier with a set, so he was tilting a bit IMO. This wasn't really the best spot to exploit him once the bad turn came. My turn bet was more a bluff, which isn't really a good idea in a 3-bet pot at microstakes!

      Good lesson in having to be more adaptable on each street.