[NL2-NL10] Mid pair 2nd barrel dilemma

    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $3 (150 bb)
      Hero (BB): $2.49 (124.5 bb)
      UTG: $7.66 (383 bb)
      MP: $6.27 (313.5 bb)
      CO: $1.59 (79.5 bb)
      BTN: $1.11 (55.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K J
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.02, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, MP calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.17) J 8 A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, MP calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.37) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.18, MP calls $0.18

      River: ($0.73) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      Was it reasonable to expect an unknown fish to fold a queen here, or it is impossible and my 2nd barrel is just spewing money?

      Then, if we decide not to 2nd barrel, we play turn check/fold? If we play check/call, why on earth is it better than 2nd barreling :f_biggrin:

      Thanks.

      PS: aw, turn bet more, if bet at all?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      So we bet the turn expecting a fish to fold his Qx hand that he just hit on the turn?

      I would say that our bet is for thin value against JT/J9 possibly 99/TT but since villain has so many Ax hands, QT/QK type hands I would not bet the turn.

      In fact I'd ck/fold against a fish here. We can't really expect him to have that much junk if he bets this turn (once we check).