[NL20-NL50] NL25sh QQ oop, board Kxxxx, line b, x/c, x/c

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
      Full Tilt, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, Rush, 6 Players

      BB: $68.66 (274.6 bb)
      UTG: $31.80 (127.2 bb)
      MP: $25.25 (101 bb)
      Hero (CO): $29.03 (116.1 bb)
      BTN: $17.99 (72 bb) unknown but fishy stack size
      SB: $25 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q Q
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, BTN calls $0.60, 2 folds

      Flop: ($1.55) K 2 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.80, BTN calls $0.80

      Turn: ($3.15) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.25, Hero calls $1.25

      River: ($5.65) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.75, Hero calls $2.75

      $11.15 pot ($0.55 rake)
      Final Board: K 2 9 7 4
      Hero showed Q Q and won $10.60 ($5.20 net)
      BTN showed Q A and lost (-$5.40 net)

      Pre: maybe open for the full 3bb because possible fish behind?

      Flop: annoying K but I expect his range to be mostly Ax and PPs so I think I can vbet. I make it on the small side to encourage PPs to call.

      Turn, river: not thrilled to x/c two more streets but playing showdown value / bluffcatch, especially considering his sizing. Is this doable against unknown? What if he bets bigger? Also our ranges are weaker CU vs BU, but I would be less happy to do this in earlier positions, correct?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Vs fishy players i still prefer a flop check. We cannot valuebet more than two streets and a flop check underrepresents our hand the most to a non thinking player.

      Betting flop may be better for merge and disguise purposes vs good regs.