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[NL20-NL50] Q5s double pair vs fish

    • dobermann123
      Joined: 08.01.2008 Posts: 730
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 3 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (SB): $25 (100 bb)
      BB: $26.44 (105.8 bb)
      BTN: $35.06 (140.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 5 Q
      BTN raises to $0.75, Hero calls $0.65, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($2.25) 6 5 3 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($2.25) Q (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $2, BTN folds, Hero raises to $7.50, BB raises to $16.25, Hero raises to $24.25 and is all-in, BB calls $8

      River: ($50.75) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $50.75 pot ($2.50 rake)
      Final Board: 6 5 3 Q 4
      Hero showed 5 Q and lost (-$25 net)
      BB showed 3 3 and won $48.25 ($23.25 net)
      BTN mucked and lost (-$0.75 net)

      BTN : vilain is a regular I know a little and can exploit ( specially with a very high cbet / fold vs X/R )
      BB is a fish 66/14 30 hand.

      Preflop : I m usually winning by defending Q5s vs BTN steal.

      Flop : standard.
      Turn : I decide to X/R because BTN vilain is regular and can have hit the Q or draw he would bet versus double check from two vilain. But fish lead. I have two pair and most of the time the best hand, so I stay to the plan and X/R. He reraise me and I decide to broke.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,331
      Hey dobermann123,

      When you say Q5s is a profitable defend, I presume you mean specifically 3handed with a fish in the BB? On larger tables this hand will be too weak to call, although it might be ok to 3bet as a bluff.

      Flop - Why is it "standard"? Your line is fine, but you shouldn't completely disregard the idea of donk-betting imo. Letting two players see a free-card won't be that great for you.

      Turn - Double-check is fine given your read on villain. Vs the fish getting the money in is fine more than likely.