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[NL2-NL10] NL2 SH - Q9o

    • TJtheTJ
      TJtheTJ
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,587
      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $3.85 (192.5 bb)
      BTN: $1.05 (52.5 bb)
      SB: $2.18 (109 bb)
      Hero (BB): $2 (100 bb)
      MP: $2.11 (105.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q 9
      3 folds, SB raises to $0.06, Hero calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.12) 2 5 Q (2 players)
      SB bets $0.08, Hero calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.28) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.28) 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.16, Hero calls $0.16

      Results:
      $0.60 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: 2 5 Q K 8
      SB showed 9 6 and lost (-$0.30 net)
      Hero mucked Q 9 and won $0.56 ($0.26 net)


      Villain is a reg, 25/22 over 208 hands.

      Blind vs blind, is it fine to defend here with the Q9?

      Post flop, I figured calling the flop would be best, in position. No value in raising with top pair/weak kicker. On the turn I figured checking it back would be best, even though some draws appeared now.

      I think most aggressive regs here will fire their FDs or JT type hands here, so I wasn't really too worried about those. If he would have bet the turn, I would have folded though.

      On the river I think bluffcatching is pretty standard? I just showed so much weakness that I think he's going to be firing here pretty often. Because I expected him to barrel the turn with a turned FD, I wasn't really afraid of the third diamond. Similarly, I'd expect him to bet a K on the turn as well.

      So is this a completely standard hand?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi TinoLaan,

      Preflop: looks fine but 3-betting would make your hand easier to play (as a bluff).

      Postflop: Your line is perfectly fine unless you can expect some really light calls on the turn.

      Well played.