[NL20-NL50] QQ turn and river play

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)
      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q.
      CO folds, BU raises to $0.75, SB folds, Hero raises to $2.35, BU calls $1.60.

      Flop: ($4.8) 2, K, T (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.75, BU calls $2.75.

      Turn: ($10.3) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $3.25, Hero calls $3.25.

      River: ($16.8) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      Final Pot: $16.8.

      10 hands  vpip30 pfr17 wtsd50

      should I second barrel?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Daisuke3823,

      Cbetting here is borderline. Checking is fine. It's true you get value from draws, however, the turn is going to be extremely difficult to play correctly, and generally speaking you'd rather play a pot against villains flop check-back range than his flop-call range especially when you are OOP.

      I don't see a good reason to 2nd barrel unless you want to turn QQ into a bluff. Might be an option I guess, but typically there will better hands to bluff with.

      Turn call is borderline. Price is good, but difficult to see what you beat.