[NL2-NL10] My first hand for evaluation

    • Erniastukas
      Erniastukas
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2011 Posts: 125
      After experiencing a quite long and unpleasant negative results at NL10 I finally forced myself to find out how to post hands in the forum. Looking forward for help from you - I will try to post one questionably played hand from every session I do.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $13.15
      SB (Hero):
      $11.47
      BB:
      $10.10
      MP3:
      $11.22
      CO:
      $11.33


      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, Q.
      2 folds, BU raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, BB folds, BU calls $0.60, Hero bets $1.95, BU calls $1.00, Hero bets $4.90, BU calls $2.00, Hero checks, BU bets $11.80, Hero calls $7.57.

      Final Pot: $23.37.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of queens(Q Q).
      BU shows high card queen(9 Q).

      Hero wins with a pair of queens(Q Q).
      BU wins with high card queen(9 Q).

      Was this played well?
  • 7 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hello Erniastukas,

      Welcome to the hand evaluation forum.

      I recommend that you try to post as much information about your opponents and your play as possible.

      Let's look at this hand.

      Your 3-bet from the blinds towards BTN is good however it appears that there is something wrong with the hand.

      Are we missing the postflop or is all this action supposed to be preflop?

      BTW, as a side note, when you post a reply to one of the hands that has been evaluated make sure to click on the "advise judge to take another look" button so we can see that you need more answers :)

      Please let me know when you can update/fix the hand.
    • Erniastukas
      Erniastukas
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2011 Posts: 125
      Wow, thanks for a swift answer :]

      Something went wrong with PS hand converter, ir doesn't display post-flop action.

      Here's the same hand with another converter:

      Full Tilt Poker $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $13.15
      Hero (SB): $11.47
      BB: $10.10
      UTG: $11.22
      CO: $11.33

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with Q:diamond: Q:spade:
      2 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.90) 7:spade: K:heart: Q:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, BTN calls $1

      Turn: ($3.90) T:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2, BTN calls $2

      River: ($7.90) 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $7.90, Hero calls $7.57 all in

      Final Pot: $23.04
      BTN shows 9:heart: Q:heart: (a flush, King high)
      Hero mucks Q:diamond: Q:spade:
      BTN wins $21.51
      (Rake: $1.53)
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi again,

      Looks good this time.

      Do we have any particular reads on our opponent?

      Preflop/Flop/Turn looks good but I'm not a big fan of the ck/call on the river. What's our reason behind that play?

      I would personally bet it myself and since we were a bit deeper I'd bet larger on flop/turn so we don't have a PSB left for that river.

      There are plenty of worse hands that can call a bet/shove on river but may check behind because he gets scared.
    • Erniastukas
      Erniastukas
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2011 Posts: 125
      Oponent seems to be regular player with 25/22 stats on 200hands.

      I expected him to have AK, so that's why I checked the river (provoking him to bet). And I was really happy to see that bet from him...till the showdown :)
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Erniastukas
      Oponent seems to be regular player with 25/22 stats on 200hands.

      I expected him to have AK, so that's why I checked the river (provoking him to bet). And I was really happy to see that bet from him...till the showdown :)
      Do you think AK would fold if we made the bet instead?

      I really doubt that.
    • Erniastukas
      Erniastukas
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2011 Posts: 125
      Ok, I got the point :]

      Anyway, seems I played the hand right, yes (exept I could shove on the river myself)?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Erniastukas
      Ok, I got the point :]

      Anyway, seems I played the hand right, yes (exept I could shove on the river myself)?
      Up to the river you played the hand fine (although could bet bigger flop/turn).

      On the river it's much better to go for value yourself until you know more about villain. Because the number of hands that can call is usually greater than the amount of hands that bet (in spots like this).