[NL2-NL10] QJ 2apirs on a wet board. 10 nl

    • seranpoker
      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Pacific, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      CO: $17.44 (174.4 bb)
      BTN: $10.10 (101 bb)
      SB: $14.14 (141.4 bb) (18/12) 175 hands cbet 90% 10 hands)
      Hero (BB): $10.42 (104.2 bb)
      UTG: $1.43 (14.3 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q J
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.20, BTN folds, SB raises to $0.70, Hero calls $0.60, CO calls $0.50

      I am calling his 3 bet with position in mind.

      Flop: ($2.10) K Q J (3 players)
      SB bets $1.20, Hero raises to $5, CO folds, SB raises to $13.44 and is all-in, Hero calls $4.72 and is all-in

      I flop pretty much what I hoped for, but when he shoves I am left wondering what Do I really beat here. I have the weakest 2 pairs. All sets beat me and so do straights. This seems like a really tough spot for me to fold. Can I just call flop and evaluate turn? I decided to raise as this is too drawy and not many cards can help me on the turn or river. What is the optimal play here?

      Turn: ($21.54) T (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($21.54) 3 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Definitely fold preflop. QJ is too dominated and we don't even close the action.

      As played, just call the cbet and reevaluate the turn.
      Raising is going to put us in a spot where he isn't likely to continue with any worse hands at all.