[NL2-NL10] NL2 ZOOM SH Q7o

    • MRgRa
      Joined: 05.01.2010 Posts: 23
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (BTN): $1.95 (97.5 bb)
      SB: $0.63 (31.5 bb)
      BB: $3.37 (168.5 bb)
      UTG: $2 (100 bb)
      MP: $6.75 (337.5 bb)
      CO: $3.01 (150.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q 7
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.05, SB calls $0.04, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.12) Q T 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.06, SB raises to $0.12, Hero calls $0.06

      Turn: ($0.36) A (2 players)
      SB bets $0.08, Hero calls $0.08

      River: ($0.52) Q (2 players)
      SB bets $0.18, Hero raises to $0.36, SB raises to $0.38 and is all-in, Hero calls $0.02

      $1.28 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: Q T 4 A Q
      Hero showed Q 7 and lost (-$0.63 net)
      SB showed K J and won $1.24 ($0.61 net)

      There was no stats on this guy, and I took my standart raise from BTN preflop, and he just flat called. On flop - standart cbet, and he check-raises. So what do we have here? Qx, open ended straight draw? Oh f**k this guy, he is shortstacked, lets flat-call. And here goes the turn with his straight, and he min-raises??? Ok, maybe this was right decision from him, and it was, indeed, but I would shove here with my shortstack. And here goes river full of chances for me, and I re-raise here. So was this re-raise right decision from me, or not?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Flop: we are getting 20% pot odds, and I'm sure we have way more than 20% equity here. Easy call.

      Turn: This is a bad card for us, AJ AK KJ all improves, but he bets so small. I don't see how we can fold here.

      River: I think this is the most interesting decision. What is he ever betting here on the river? QX? KJ? AJ AK? AT?

      I think with KQ QJ this would be a pretty clear raise, with a QX hand as weak as Q7 I don't think the answer is so clear.

      Raising here is only good if we are putting a lot of faith into his bet size tell, that he does not have QX/KJ/TT/44 here after betting so weakly on the River.

      For example if we had more money left behind and he did half pot the river, i would never raise here.