[NL2-NL10] NL2 Zoom, flush on a paired board

    • redrawstump
      Joined: 09.05.2012 Posts: 244

      Please take a look at this one. Am I correct to call his flop raise? By my calculations I'm getting 25% pot odds to call his raise. Unless he has a better flush draw then I'm golden I think...
      Is my turn bet classed as a donk given that I called his flop raise? I didn't want him to check behind so I lead out.
      When the board pairs on the river I went into check/call mode. No reads but I thought that villain was a solid player given his stack size. He had AQo but in general is it ok to chk/call a river like this or is a block bet/fold to raise a better idea? Or even bet/call river...?


      Known Players:
      MP2: $2.31 - 116 bb
      MP3: $3.84 - 192 bb
      CO: $10.99 - 550 bb
      BU: $2.39 - 120 bb
      SB: $0.90 - 45 bb
      BB: $2.66 - 133 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (6 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 8:diamond: , 7:diamond:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), Hero raises for $0.06, MP3 folds, CO calls, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.15 - 7.50 bb) Q:diamond: , 3:diamond: , 2:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.08, CO raises for $0.23, Hero calls

      Turn: ($0.61 - 30.50 bb) K:diamond: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.40, CO calls

      River: ($1.41 - 70.50 bb) Q:club: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.66, Hero calls
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Red,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: Why do we cbet only half pot here? This will usually invite raises/lighter bluffcatchers so we should cbet a similar amount to what we'd valuebet. I'd make it at least 0.10-0.12 here.

      As played calling is marginal at best because there are many better draws available however a lot of his range is going to be Qx as well.

      Your turn is indeed a donk and I'm assuming you are donk/folding? We should be.

      As played the river is a good card because all Qx hands are now trips (or fullhouse in the case of KQ) and he has 22/33 occasionally. I think that a bet/fold there is much better than a check/call because we really don't know if he can bet his Qx hands. Both betting or ck/calling are thinner because he can still have better flushes/full houses.

      We can bet about 0.8 or so and fold to a shove.