[NL2-NL10] NL10 - Two Pair v2

    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
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      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Apart from losing to the one possible hand that I thought that could beat me on the flop (AA / QQ are very unlikely given Pre-flop action & my hand), I think that I didn't play this quite right.

      I really should have been aiming to get all-in by the river, so bet bigger on the flop to set that up.

      As played: My rationale for betting small was that I wanted to get more action on the flop, which was pretty dry so hard to hit hard. I figured that smaller bets will be more likely to get PP's (most likely opponents range) and Qx type hands to call as well as Ax. f I get 2 or 3 callers it inflates the size of the pot pretty quickly. After the flop when it became heads up I think turn bet is ok, but river bet was too small, should have been more like $4.


      Seat 2 is the button
      Seat 1: Player1 ( $10.86 USD ) - VPIP: 23, PFR: 20, 3B: 9, AF: 0.0, Hands: 149
      Seat 2: Player2 ( $4.63 USD ) - VPIP: 83, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 1.7, Hands: 6
      Seat 3: Player3 ( $11.11 USD ) - VPIP: 23, PFR: 20, 3B: 9, AF: 6.5, Hands: 92
      Seat 4: Player4 ( $10.00 USD ) - VPIP: 9, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 11
      Seat 5: Hero ( $21.13 USD ) - VPIP: 31, PFR: 25, 3B: 7, AF: 2.7, Hands: 27217
      Seat 6: Player6 ( $11.48 USD ) - VPIP: 19, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 0.5, Hands: 73


      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $10.86 (108.6 bb)
      BTN: $4.63 (46.3 bb)
      SB: $11.11 (111.1 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $21.13 (211.3 bb)
      MP: $11.48 (114.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q A
      Hero raises to $0.30, MP calls $0.30, CO calls $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, SB folds, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($1.55) Q 2 A (5 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.65, MP calls $0.65, 3 folds

      Turn: ($2.85) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.80, MP calls $1.80

      River: ($6.45) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, MP calls $2.50

      Results:
      $11.45 pot ($0.52 rake)
      Final Board: Q 2 A 4 8
      Hero showed Q A and lost (-$5.25 net)
      MP showed 2 2 and won $10.93 ($5.68 net)
  • 2 replies
    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
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      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      You are losing so much value here. Multi way with top 2 just bet all streets big for maximum value. Of course you would have died pretty badly here but most of the time you get value from worse A or worse 2p
    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Agreed, I never really worried about losing the hand.

      I posted it here as I felt I'm missing value against his range & like to spend a little more time looking at hands that I should have played better, so that next time I don't make the same mistake.