[NL20-NL50] JQs straight against better straight

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,722
      PartyGaming - $0.25 NL (6 max) FAST - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 68.88 BB
      SB: 160.72 BB
      Hero (BB): 142.04 BB
      UTG: 375.32 BB
      MP: 131 BB
      CO: 111.28 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has J:heart: Q:heart:

      UTG raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 2 BB

      Flop: ($1.60, 2 players) 8:diamond: T:spade: J:spade:
      Hero checks, UTG bets 3.04 BB, Hero calls 3.04 BB

      Turn: ($3.12, 2 players) 9:diamond:
      Hero checks, UTG bets 5.92 BB, Hero raises to 14.8 BB, UTG raises to 42.2 BB, Hero raises to 136 BB and is all-in, UTG calls 93.8 BB

      River: ($71.12, 2 players) 5:heart:

      UTG shows K:spade: Q:spade: (Straight, King High) (Pre 71%, Flop 63%, Turn 97%)
      Hero mucks J:heart: Q:heart: (Straight, Queen High) (Pre 29%, Flop 37%, Turn 3%)
      UTG wins 272.48 BB

      On turn very difficult situation. I was totally unsure what to do. I wanted to protect against flush draws, but didn't want to isolate myself against better straight. So I miniraise (very wrong I think), and then even worse to push. But what should I do when he reraised me? He could have AQ, KQ, JQs, QTs.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      hi. maybe raising is fine with normal stacks but you can just call T and R when you are deep. perhaps he calls your raise with some flush draws and you do gain some value but this is a spot where you mostly chop and sometimes lose if stacks get in.