[NL20-NL50] QJo 3bet

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,722
      iPoker - $0.20 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 113 BB
      Hero (BB): 231.35 BB
      UTG: 100.5 BB
      CO: 100.6 BB
      BTN: 194.1 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q:club: J:spade:

      fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, fold, Hero raises to 10 BB, BTN calls 7 BB

      Flop: (20.5 BB, 2 players) 7:club: 3:diamond: Q:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 10.25 BB, Hero calls 10.25 BB

      Turn: (41 BB, 2 players) 9:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: (41 BB, 2 players) J:diamond:
      Hero bets 21 BB, BTN calls 21 BB

      Hero shows Q:club: J:spade: (Two Pair, Queens and Jacks) (Pre 25%, Flop 14%, Turn 7%)
      BTN shows K:heart: Q:heart: (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 75%, Flop 86%, Turn 93%)
      Hero wins 78.85 BB

      1.5 k hands, 23/16, fold to 3bet 75, 4bet 30%. fold to cbet 3bet pot 42%, call 33%, raise 25%, attempt to steal bu 30%

      Is check call ok against him? He is very aggro, able to raise often flop, and I am not comfortable to bluff catch with weak kicker deep stacked. Also he folds a lot preflop, and 4bets a lot so his range is tight here.

      Should I bet larger river to get called by KQ, AQ, AJ, A9?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: Standard flat. if we were in the SB maybe I would 3bet. But I think it's fine to flat here. Besides we are deep and if you are not too comfortable in deep pots you might want to avoid 3betting this marginal hand. I also think he would defend significantly more hands, like all pocketpairs, in a deep pot.

      Flop: I think c/c is fine to induce some bluffs.

      River: What hands are you targeting with a half pot bet? Are you trying to gain value from QT/KQ/AQ? Or are you trying to get calls from a Jack?

      If you are targetting QX, just bet 3/4 pot or 80% pot, he is never folding to a river bet. I don't see any reason why you should target JX and bet under halfpot since your hand is so strong here.