[NL2-NL10] Flush with JJ in BB

    • dublinmatt
      Joined: 11.02.2013 Posts: 138
      Known Players:
      UTG3: $1.51 - 76 bb
      MP1: $4.96 - 248 bb
      MP2: $2.00 - 100 bb
      MP3: $2.00 - 100 bb
      CO: $0.80 - 40 bb
      BU: $2.08 - 104 bb
      SB: $7.12 - 356 bb
      BB: $2.07 - 104 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (8 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:heart: , J:club:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), Hero posts big blind ($0.02), UTG3 calls, MP1 raises for $0.06, 5 folds, Hero calls, UTG3 calls

      Flop: ($0.19 - 9.50 bb) A:club: , 8:club: , 3:club: (3 Players)
      Hero bets $0.10, UTG3 calls, MP1 folds

      Turn: ($0.39 - 19.50 bb) Q:club: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.22, UTG3 raises for $0.44, Hero calls

      River: ($1.27 - 63.50 bb) Q:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $1.47, UTG3 calls, Hero gets uncalled back ($0.56)

      Feedback please...should I have played this differently? I lost to flush with K kicker.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Do you have any reads on your opponents? If not I'll just say what I think is optimal.

      Flop: I don't think you should bet, worse hands are usually folding, better hands are never folding. Check and you can call or fold depending on bet size and action.

      Turn: Vs the min-raise he is repping King of clubs or nothing. I actually think you should just bet/fold this right away. People don't bluff in these spots.

      River: The river shove serves absolutely no purpose. He is repping something that beats you. Shoving here for value is just insane when board paired. Unless you are telling me you are trying to rep a set which rivered the full house and is trying to fold him out of a King high flush, which is probably a silly idea when people don't fold the nut flush ever.

      You might want to think carefully about what you are trying to achieve with each of your plays. Are you betting for value from worse hands? Are you trying to bluff out better hands?