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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL25 KQo

    • dannywratten
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      No stats on villain, but I recognize his SN & avatar & remember him being a fish. (If it is in fact the same villain).

      I think my line is ok, but what about sizings, esp river?

      If he is fishy he can definitely call FD's twice along with 86 & sometimes sets, so maybe I should block bet smaller? Or just go big for value vs worse Qx?

      After SD obv marked him as fishy :D

      BTN: $25.60 (102.4 bb)
      SB: $21.93 (87.7 bb)
      BB: $68.44 (273.8 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $32.27 (129.1 bb)
      MP: $32.84 (131.4 bb)
      CO: $26.45 (105.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q K
      Hero raises to $0.75, MP calls $0.75, 4 folds

      Flop: ($1.85) 5 Q 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.25, MP calls $1.25

      Turn: ($4.35) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $3, MP calls $3

      River: ($10.35) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $6, MP calls $6

      $22.35 pot ($1.01 rake)
      Final Board: 5 Q 7 Q 4
      Hero showed Q K and won $21.34 ($10.34 net)
      MP mucked T T and lost (-$11 net)
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Looks fine to me. Nice hand.

      Think about what hands you are targeting on the River. What are we trying to get called from? What's our actual hand strength here? What hands are we ahead of?

      The further ahead you are, the larger you should bet in general. If we had a flush here, I would bet way larger to target some QX hands. If we had a fullhouse we should consider overbetting for max value vs flushes and QX.

      Here we are targeting mostly underpairs like 99/TT/88. So I think a smaller size makes much more sense. Half pot is fine I think. I think your size is a little too large, and it's quite tough for mid pairs to call the river again when you put so much pressure on him.

      About Turn and flop bet sizes, you can probably bet slightly larger, given the number of draws, and also because he's a fish and we just want to bet as large as possible when we think we are far ahead.