[NL20-NL50] QTs raise flop

    • GingerKid
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,587
      iPoker - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BB): 100 BB
      UTG: 108.04 BB (VPIP: 24.47, PFR: 20.81, 3Bet Preflop: 8.64, Hands: 542)
      MP: 156.22 BB (VPIP: 19.98, PFR: 16.81, 3Bet Preflop: 8.20, Hands: 2,015)
      CO: 220.56 BB (VPIP: 36.00, PFR: 36.00, 3Bet Preflop: 33.33, Hands: 27)
      BTN: 103.78 BB (VPIP: 21.29, PFR: 16.25, 3Bet Preflop: 6.53, Hands: 1,367)
      SB: 217.14 BB (VPIP: 21.91, PFR: 19.10, 3Bet Preflop: 12.16, Hands: 183)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2 BB, fold, Hero calls 1 BB

      Flop: (4.5 BB, 2 players) 5:club: 4:club: 3:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 3 BB, Hero raises to 11 BB, BTN calls 8 BB

      Turn: (26.5 BB, 2 players) Q:heart:
      Hero bets 15 BB, BTN calls 15 BB

      River: (56.5 BB, 2 players) 4:spade:
      Hero bets 28.24 BB, fold

      Hero shows T:club: Q:club: (Two Pair, Queens and Fours)
      Hero wins 53.68 BB

      He steals 32% bu. He folds 0/8 times to check raise after cbet. I raise because he can call with PP, Ax and I have nice equity vs him and nice FE. IS it ok bet river? I hope he calls with PP 66-JJ.

      Since he dislikes folding to raise, should I raise him each top pair?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      You can raise flop for thin value with top pair when that pair is Ten or better and have a nice kicker. You want him to have enough worse top pairs and midpairs to call you with in his range. If you c/r K6s on 643r for example he probably has too many better hands and you cannot get value.

      On the flop I think you can also float with your equity. Raising should also be good as well. Barreling is thin because you rarely get value, it's probably one of the best cards to scare his small overpairs that have become second pairs on the turn since you would raise a lot of high flushdraws containing Qx. Considering how often you want to barrel him after you raise though, I think river is fine, you expand your value range quite a bit.