[NL20-NL50] NL25sh - Q9s preflop?

    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Is this a call for those odds?

      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2024957
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      UTG: $53.97 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 3.5, Hands: 1015
      MP: $13.37 - VPIP: 26, PFR: 12, 3B: 0, AF: 1.5, Hands: 34
      CO: $27.15 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 1.7, Hands: 103
      BTN: $8.80 - VPIP: 36, PFR: 7, 3B: 5, AF: 1.1, Hands: 103
      Hero (SB): $26.05 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 3.6, Hands: 544157
      BB: $30.53 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 13, 3B: 5, AF: 3.7, Hands: 167

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is SB with 9 :spade: Q :spade:
      1 fold, MP checks, 1 fold, BTN raises to $0.50, Hero calls $0.40, 2 folds

      Flop: ($1.25) A :club: 8 :club: J :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.50, Hero folds
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      I think the preflop call is bad OOP against such a player like BU. He is on the passive side and now raises preflop. He is probably not isolating and has such a short stack you can't really call for implied odds. Yes, you get decent preflop odds but you need those odds to be good enough to compensate for being OOP and having a weaker hand. It's hard to win OOP with the worse hand!

      This means I would just fold it preflop and definitely fold flop. You don't have big implied odds OOP with a gutshot and you have reverse implied odds vs flushes and KQ.