[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR Q9s stealing from BB

    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
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      CO: $5.25 - 105 bb
      BU: $5.31 - 106 bb
      SB: $5.17 - 103 bb
      BB: $5.32 - 106 bb

      0.02/0.05 No Limit Hold'em (9 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q:heart: , 9:heart:
      Hero posts small blind ($0.02), BB posts big blind ($0.05), 7 folds, Hero raises for $0.13, BB calls

      Flop: ($0.30 - 6 bb) 9:club: , 5:spade: , 4:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.20, BB calls

      Turn: ($0.70 - 14 bb) J:diamond: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.45, BB calls

      River: ($1.60 - 32 bb) 2:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $2.05, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled back ($2.05)

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      BB was 22/0/0 over 55.

      Preflop: stealing.

      Flop: value.

      Turn: still value betting here as J is unlikely to improve his range. I could still be called by possibly weaker 9x/lower PPs and FDs.

      River: bad card for me. FD completes, 63 completes. Opted to c/c or c/f depending on his bet sizing. Vs overbet from a fishy guy - no call.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,297
      Hey Dawidas,

      Preflop steal is fine. It's very useful to have "ftsteal" stat for these spots. It may even be profitable to open a lot wider here.

      Flop value bet is good. Hand is very vulnerable, betting is the best option.

      I like the turn bet, I think it's a strong play. Sometimes you may get called by worse draws/pairs. Other times you protect equity vs overcards and even fold out better 9x depending on the exact villain. Betting is all round better than checking.

      River play is fine. Too weak to value-bet. Easy fold vs overbet.