[NL2-NL10] NL2 SH - QTs

    • TJtheTJ
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,583
      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      BTN: $3.14 (157 bb)
      SB: $2.36 (118 bb)
      Hero (BB): $2 (100 bb)
      MP: $6.72 (336 bb)
      CO: $6.40 (320 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q T
      2 folds, BTN raises to $0.05, SB folds, Hero calls $0.03

      Flop: ($0.11) 6 8 T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($0.11) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.07, BTN calls $0.07

      River: ($0.25) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.02, Hero calls $0.02

      $0.29 pot ($0.01 rake)
      Final Board: 6 8 T 3 8
      BTN showed 5 T and lost (-$0.14 net)
      Hero mucked Q T and won $0.28 ($0.14 net)

      Villain is 23/21 over 146 hands and appears to be an okay player.

      What is better pre flop? Calling or 3betting? I felt calling was a bit better because QTs plays pretty well against a wide open, and 3betting would isolate me against a range that would largely dominate me. Does that sound reasonable?

      On the flop I was aiming for a check/call. When he checks back and the turn blanks, I made a value bet, which seems reasonable to me.

      On the river, is this a clear value raise? I wasn't really sure what to make of this at the time, but looking back at it, it does look super weak. So is raise/fold better on the river? Raise/call would probably be overplaying my hand, right?
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      I like your thoughts about preflop and calling is better indeed.

      When he does not cbet the flop here, I like betting the turn for value.

      As played, I would rather just bet the river myself there.
      When we go for the check, I would raise here and fold against a 3bet.