[NL20-NL50] nl 50 fr qjs

    • sandraardnas
      Joined: 11.01.2012 Posts: 2,034
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 Pot Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
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      MP3: $97.34 (194.7 bb)
      Hero (CO): $50 (100 bb)
      BTN: $50 (100 bb)
      SB: $98.89 (197.8 bb)
      BB: $39.02 (78 bb)
      UTG+1: $21.19 (42.4 bb)
      UTG+2: $54.36 (108.7 bb)
      MP1: $50 (100 bb)
      MP2: $47.29 (94.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J Q
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $2, 3 folds, MP2 calls $1.50

      Flop: ($4.75) 4 9 Q (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.50, Hero raises to $4, MP2 calls $3.50

      Turn: ($12.75) 5 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.50, Hero raises to $10.50, MP2 calls $10

      River: ($33.75) J (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

      $34.75 pot ($1.56 rake)
      Final Board: 4 9 Q 5 J
      Hero showed J Q and won $33.19 ($16.19 net)
      MP2 showed A Q and lost (-$17 net)

      Hi, villain is one tabling guy who played 4th out of 5 of his hands.
      First thing: what would recommend here to isolate with no one good on the left? Would raise hand like A3o?
      F and T: I was raising for value against many draws, worse Q and 9's.
      R: many draws just hit and I dont think 9's gonna call and Im not sure if there is enogh combos of Qx to make profitable bet even for 10$.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: Isolation range really depends on position. A good rule of thumb is that you should not be isolating hands that you are unwilling to open with from a particular position. If you are not opening A3o preflop in CO, you probably shouldn't isolate with it UNLESS the fish is just such a massive donk that you want to play as many pots with him as possible.

      Since this guy is kind of loose, 4 out of 5 times probably means his VPIP/PFR is going to be at least 50-60% in the long run, I would iso-raise slightly looser than my CO stealing range. So if you steal 25% here, maybe you can iso-raise with a 30% range.

      Vs tighter fishes you should probably isoraise with a tighter range than what you would steal with.

      Flop and Turn: I think the raise is fine, maybe you want to make it slightly smaller when your kicker isn't so strong. I know it's not too likely he has a Queen but in general vs fish I just bet larger with more nutted hands and smaller with thin value hands. but it's not a big deal, your size could work too.

      River: He may/may not have the straight or flush. I think I would still raise here again, to 15$ and fold to a raise.