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[NL2-NL10] NL 10 QJs

    • 0744379
      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (SB): $10 (100 bb)
      UTG: $11.34 (113.4 bb)
      BB: $10.66 (106.6 bb)
      CO: $7.15 (71.5 bb)
      BTN: $9.78 (97.8 bb)
      MP: $7.90 (79 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J Q
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.10, CO folds, BTN calls $0.10, Hero completes, BB raises to $0.40, MP calls $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.60) A K T (4 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, MP checks, BTN bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80, BB folds, MP calls $0.80

      Turn: ($4) 5 (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $0.10, BTN calls $0.10, Hero raises to $2.20, MP calls $2.10, BTN folds

      River: ($8.50) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $1, Hero calls $1

      $10.50 pot ($0.52 rake)
      Final Board: A K T 5 2
      Hero mucked J Q and lost (-$4.40 net)
      MP showed A 7 and won $9.98 ($5.58 net)

      Pre-flop: I very rarely complete in SB but with two limpers I think it was ok. Once BB raises I would fold but I was getting enough equity considering I had suited connectors and will flop a flush or straight draw or both enough of the time.

      On the flop: I think the button can take a stab at this flop with Ax sometimes, and with any 2-pair hand. I didnt raise to keep his Ax holdings and as I was drawing to the second nut flush also. Should I lead the flop?

      On the turn: I was planning to check raise any turn that wasnt a spade but then decided to raise this turn also as villains bet was so small

      On the river: I was planning to check/fold to a large bet as I doubt I'm getting value from Ten of spades very often.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hey Kevin,

      Preflop: I say we can still raise preflop here for isolation. Our hand is strong enough and villains are deep enough.

      Flop: Can't really ask for a better flop other than AsKsTx or AsKsTs :)

      Considering there are many people in the pot and that there's a lot of hands that can call a raise I don't mind making a small $2.1-$2.3 raise here. If the fish have anything that connects from FD, OESD, pair+draw, Ax they won't fold.

      The reason I want to raise is for pure value and to get money into the pot before it gets uglier and villains won't pay with lighter hands.

      As played the Ts is on the board so you can't even get value from that. However maybe some Ax with a weak spade works.