[NL2-NL10] Top pair x Donker

    • boozaf
      Joined: 02.12.2009 Posts: 140
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL - Holdem - 7 players

      MP: $5.80
      Hero (CO): $5.51
      BTN: $6.31
      SB: $5.03
      BB: $8.58 VP 60 / PR 12
      UTG: $14.96
      UTG+1: $1.98

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.07) Hero has Q:club: K:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.16, fold, fold, BB calls $0.11

      Flop: ($0.34, 2 players) 4:heart: J:heart: T:diamond:
      BB bets $0.15, Hero raises to $0.62, BB calls $0.47

      Turn: ($1.58, 2 players) Q:heart:
      BB bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20

      River: ($1.98, 2 players) 6:spade:
      BB bets $0.85, fold

      BB wins $1.90

      I semi-bluffed raise for villain could be betting on anything. On the turn he donked again so I just called. When he came agressive on the river I figured I would be usually behind.

      Was that a correct assumption?
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Don't think you need to raise KQ on the Turn. You could pick weaker hands to raise turn though, like K9. I think folding river is way too weak. You cannot automatically assume he has flush or something stronger. He could very easily be betting Q9 or KJ in this fashion, and he could also have bluffs (though not too many on this particular turn).

      Your odds are insanely good, you are getting around 20% so this is a clear call.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      His turn bet is very polarized.

      On the one hand he could be betting a flush to induce and on the other hand he could be block betting an AJ, AT, Jx type hand.

      Considering that he continues with small bet on river and that we get decent odds I would call. We only need to win the hand less than 1 in 4 times.