[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom QJs

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $5.01 (100.2 bb)
      SB: $8.78 (175.6 bb)
      Hero (BB): $5.29 (105.8 bb)
      UTG: $11.33 (226.6 bb)
      MP: $5 (100 bb)
      CO: $6.23 (124.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J Q
      UTG calls $0.05, 4 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.12) 6 6 Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, UTG calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.32) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.22, UTG calls $0.22

      River: ($0.76) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35

      $1.46 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: 6 6 Q 6 A
      Hero mucked J Q and lost (-$0.72 net)
      UTG showed A T and won $1.40 ($0.68 net)

      PF: Just x behind because I think in Zoom, peoples' limping range incl lots of Ax/Kx which also do not like to fold PF even when they miss. And makes it difficult to c-bet bluff profitably vs them.

      Flop: Bet for value

      Turn: I'm either WAWB but still see value in his PPs.

      River: I played x/c at that point because I thought he could bet his Qx & split or bluff his missed FDs. But seeing it now, he probably folds his FDs on e Turn when there were three 6s. I don't really like my call on e River now but I only need to be good 25% of e time.

      Is this a call?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Cheekopeh,

      Hand is probably just strong enough to raise pf vs a limper, but I think overall checking back is going to be fine.

      I like flop bet for value in un-raised pot.

      Turn value bet is good when you boat up.

      I agree that villain does not have busted flush-draws by the river. In fact I don't expect villain to ever bluff the river. I think the best line is to bet around $0.30 for value from any PP, but fold to a raise. (It's actually easier to fold to a raise after you bet because villain always has an Ax or quads).

      As played I think river is probably a fold because there is a good chance villain will check back PP's and Qx on A river.