[NL2-NL10] NL2, fr AQo

    • feverfew
      Joined: 28.11.2011 Posts: 319
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $2.00
      BB: $1.47
      UTG: $1.57
      UTG+1: $2.25 (VPIP 79, PFR 17, Hands 24)
      MP: $2.00
      MP+1: $2.00
      Hero (CO): $2.51
      BTN: $2.00

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has Q:club: A:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.10, fold, fold, BB calls $0.08, UTG+1 calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.31, 3 players) 8:diamond: Q:heart: Q:diamond:
      BB bets $0.02, UTG+1 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.24, fold, UTG+1 calls $0.22

      Turn: ($0.81, 2 players) 4:diamond:
      UTG+1 bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      River: ($1.41, 2 players) 3:club:
      UTG+1 bets $0.38, Hero calls $0.38

      UTG+1 shows J:heart: J:club: (Two Pair, Queens and Jacks) (Pre 57%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      Hero shows Q:club: A:heart: (Three of a Kind, Queens) (Pre 43%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      Hero wins $2.09

      Preflop I think is ok. Flop I think is ok, although I'm not sure about the bet sizing. Turn and River, I'm not sure. He could have suited connectors in his UTG limping range . . . ?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Feverfew,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: I like our raise on that flop for pure value. Size could be bigger versus two guys especially if we want to set up some nicer stack sizes for turn/river.

      As played do you plan to fold the river to him if let's say he bets bigger or shoves? The problem with just calling the turn, in my opinion, is that we now play the hand on his terms.

      We let him get away with a cheaper showdown (most often) with his weaker range and then most likely pay him off bigger when he does have the stronger hands.

      So unless you plan to make a hero fold on the river I'd raise on the turn for value (for example his range has a ton of Qx hands and quite a few with diamonds, other pairs that could have diamonds, etc.). We can even shove the turn and I doubt he folds Qx or diamond draws but if you want to make sure that his range stays really wide we can raise to 0.9 or so and ship the rest on the river.

      As played we could ship the river on him because his two small bets look like "blocker" bets but any Qx still calls there and we are losing value.