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[NL2-NL10] QJs

    • Hlynkinn
      Joined: 14.06.2008 Posts: 4,998
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      0,05/0,1 Pot-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.55 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:diamond: , Q:diamond:
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $0,20, MP1 calls $0,20, MP2 calls $0,20, MP3 calls $0,20, CO folds, BU calls $0,20, Hero calls $0,10.

      Flop: ($1,20) 9:club: , T:diamond: , 8:club: (6 players)
      Hero bets $0,80, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0,80, MP3 calls $0,80, BU folds.

      Turn: ($3,60) K:heart: (3 players)
      Hero bets $1,00 (All-In), MP2 calls $1,00, MP3 folds.

      River: ($5,60) Q:heart:

      Final Pot: $5,60

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a straight, king high (Jd Qd)
      MP2 shows a straight, king high (Jh Kd)

      Hero wins with a straight, king high (Jd Qd)
      MP2 wins with a straight, king high (Jh Kd)

      anything wrong with my play here? I felt like I had to bet so much on the flop to protect my hand
  • 3 replies
    • Velak
      Joined: 19.04.2008 Posts: 542
      I'm not a hand judge, but since I was requested to check out these hands, I'll tell you what I think anyway.

      This hand looks well played to me.

      Playing SSS, you're the last one in, and there's a dollar in pot, costing you a dime to call with QJs. 10 to 1 to see the flop, nothing wrong with calling here, I think. It's not on the starting hand chart, but, it's a nice hand to see a flop with, when there is already so much money in the pot from all the callers.

      Flopping the nut straight, can't ask for more than that.

      On the flop there's 1.20 in the pot, so your .80 bet is 2/3 of the pot, seems exactly right to me.

      Turn bet is fine, the only move here I think.

      Nice hand, well played. Too bad you had to split it when he hit a queen on the river.
    • ysessa
      Joined: 11.07.2008 Posts: 1,331
      nice hand well played from the beginning to the end. you don't have to protect on the flop. only gutshots can really suckout on you, so you play more for value then protection.
    • xylere
      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939