[NL2-NL10] [NL2 SH] QT hits a middle pair

    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      Hero (SB): $2.13 (106.5 bb)
      BB: $5.09 (254.5 bb)
      MP: $5.24 (262 bb)
      CO: $2.70 (135 bb)
      BTN: $2.01 (100.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with T Q
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BB calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.16) T 4 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, BB calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.36) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, BB folds

      Well...seems like an easy hand, but it made me think. On turn better hands do not fold, and weaker hands do not call. So was I just isolating myself against stronger hands? Should I rather check the turn? In this way, however, I give the opponent opportunity to bluff. Say, I checked, he floats. What do I do? Fold?

      If I check the turn, what's the plan for a blank river? Check/call an aggro villain and check/fold a passive one?

  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      Preflop: looks good.

      Postflop: the flop bet is fine

      However, on the turn what's the purpose of our bet? To fold a better hand or get called by worse?

      We could check call the turn because villain rarely has a better hand (random Kx or sets bet there besides floats).