[NL2-NL10] nl10 sh QQ vs donk

    • DrDunne
      DrDunne
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,338
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $19.91 (199.1 bb)
      SB: $13.09 (130.9 bb)
      BB: $7.84 (78.4 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $15.77 (157.7 bb)
      MP: $18.11 (181.1 bb)
      CO: $11.01 (110.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q Q
      Hero raises to $0.30, 4 folds, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.65) 4 4 K (2 players)
      BB bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.25) 3 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      River: ($1.85) K (2 players)
      BB bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      Results:
      $2.45 pot ($0.11 rake)
      Final Board: 4 4 K 3 K
      BB showed 5 A and lost (-$1.20 net)
      Hero showed Q Q and won $2.34 ($1.14 net)


      interesting spot, and my questions are mainly about playing from the flop and planning the rest of the hand. villain is unknown, but i'm assuming he isn't a good player. i don't think this is a strong made hand here ever - most likely a very weak pair. the problem is, unless he has PPs (which he can have all from 22,33,55-JJ) then he has some weak Kx hand which has me beaten.

      can i raise for thin value on this flop vs his PPs (maybe also FDs)? or should i play it WA/WB and catch his bluffs? i think in this spot it will be close between raising and "bluffcatching". by bluffcatching i mean some stupid bets with his PPs. thanks.
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    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Flop - usually this is just crap but sometimes it's Kx so I think we get value from his bluffs by calling.

      Turn - weak so I'll still call, there is no value from raising, what worse is calling?

      River - it could be a weaker pocket pair like that you said but would he call a small raise? Maybe his WTS lends some insight, if it's above like 30 I think we could try a thin value small raise to like 1-1.2. There is also a small chance that he issslow playing Kx this way which means we could end up committing more and then having to give up. and when we raise to 1.2 it could possibly induce a bluff like his to bluff over so we need to see if he's capable of doing it, how is his check raise and river aggression like? As a default I'll call this but if he has shown to call super weak hands to river then I'll raise for thin value