[NL2-NL10] Full house fail

    • Festfingre
      Joined: 19.07.2011 Posts: 70

      my first hand evaluation.

      I play NL16 but i'm not silver so i have to post it here.

      Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP2: $22.58 (141.1 bb)
      MP3: $6.66 (41.6 bb)
      CO: $6.37 (39.8 bb)
      BTN: $16.22 (101.4 bb)
      Hero (SB): $23.92 (149.5 bb)
      BB: $15.68 (98 bb)
      UTG+2: $15.24 (95.3 bb)
      MP1: $17.56 (109.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q J
      3 folds, MP3 raises to $0.32, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.24, BB calls $0.16

      Flop: ($0.96) J J Q (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, MP3 bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80, BB folds

      Turn: ($2.56) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.08, MP3 folds

      $2.56 pot ($0.12 rake)
      Final Board: J J Q 8
      MP3 mucked and lost (-$1.12 net)
      Hero mucked Q J and won $2.44 ($1.32 net)

      This must be the stupidest play i've done,

      I am out of position

      First of all i check because this monster will scare away everyone since
      i'm not the aggressor. (comments?)

      Villain bets 0.80, i read this as a scared bet, so i call. (should i have raised?)

      His VPIP is 45 and PFR is 24 after 29 hands.

      My large donk bet was supposed to look like a bluff, and considering his
      small stack i thought he would go all in.

      Tell me what i did wrong and why, i seem to win more on marginal hands than
      monsters. Except three of a kinds.

      Thanks in advance, sorry if this is a messy post, next will be better.
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Festfingre,

      Welcome to the hand evaluation forums.

      Prelop: looks fine vs a min raise from a midstack

      Postflop: flop looks fine with another guy behind us. We want to keep him in the pot.

      On the turn we should let him bet. If he has a hand to go broke with he will anyway so we want to maximize value versus the range that doesn't go broke with us (or puts in a lot of money).

      The idea is that if he is bluffing your bet may look scary. I doubt that a pot size bet (almost) on such board can be interpreted as weak/bluff, even by a fish.
    • Festfingre
      Joined: 19.07.2011 Posts: 70
      i was afraid he would check until showdown.

      If he had checked the turn, would you bet on the river or check again?

      Edit: Thank you for swift response by the way

      Edit2: if there wasn't a guy behind me, should i have raised his bet?