[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR QQ turn spot - value bet or check to induce?

    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      UTG3: $5.00 - 100 bb
      MP1: $3.65 - 73 bb
      MP2: $1.13 - 23 bb
      MP3: $13.55 - 271 bb
      CO: $5.25 - 105 bb
      BU: $5.37 - 107 bb
      SB: $2.00 - 40 bb
      BB: $5.00 - 100 bb

      0.02/0.05 No Limit Hold'em (8 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q:spade: , Q:club:
      SB posts small blind ($0.02), BB posts big blind ($0.05), 4 folds, CO raises for $0.20, Hero 3-bets $0.60, 2 folds, CO calls

      Flop: ($1.27 - 25.40 bb) 7:diamond: , 6:club: , 5:heart: (2 Players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $0.65, CO calls

      Turn: ($2.57 - 51.40 bb) A:heart: (2 Players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1.30, CO folds, Hero gets uncalled back ($1.30)


      CO was 48/30/11 over 34.

      3bet for value.

      Value bet. The board is somewhat wet so I could have upped my sizing.

      I am not sure of my bet here. It's possible he floated with Ax but he also has JJ-88.
      Probably a better line would be to check back on the turn but then my hand is face up.
      I think checking back and calling on the river to bluffcatch is fine as the guy seems somewhat aggressive.
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      I think a Turn bet is slightly better for two reasons.

      A. Balance - I think this isn't too important at NL5, but at higher limits a check Turn bet River line is really obvious and people will put you on KK/QQ

      B. Value/Protection - I still think there's some thin value, and also giving a free card is really bad on this board. 1/3 of the deck is bad, you have
      4 Ks 4 7s 4 8s 4 4s
    • prime333
      Joined: 14.05.2012 Posts: 400
      I think you can bet as there is still value to be had by worst hands like 88-JJ like you said. Also we need to protect our hand from SD. Also by not betting turn we miss value and pay him off if he improves on river. So just bet the turn and check any river.