[NL2-NL10] NL2 SH - Q9s

    • TJtheTJ
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,583
      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      SB: $7.26 (363 bb)
      BB: $2.43 (121.5 bb)
      MP: $1.68 (84 bb)
      Hero (CO): $2.01 (100.5 bb)
      BTN: $1.86 (93 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q 9
      MP folds, Hero raises to $0.06, BTN folds, SB calls $0.05, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.14) 3 9 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.10, SB calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.34) 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.23, Hero calls $0.23

      River: ($0.80) 7 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.58, Hero folds

      $0.80 pot ($0.05 rake)
      Final Board: 3 9 7 2 7
      SB mucked and won $0.75 ($0.36 net)
      Hero mucked Q 9 and lost (-$0.39 net)

      Villain is 63/43 fish over 118 hands.

      What do we make of villain's range here? I think when he calls the flop out of position he can have a pretty wide range, like straight draws, pairs, perhaps some random overcards, and of course sometimes he'll have us beat.

      On the turn when he suddenly donks, I think this can still be a pretty wide range. Perhaps something like a flush draw that he now picked up, 7x, 9x, and of course some hands that beat us like 97 or sets.

      On the river, despite him being pretty aggressive, I don't really want to call such a large bet with a marginal hand like this. Especially not because if he did decided to donk with 7x, he now has me beat.

      Is this a good line to take here? Against someone this aggressive, is it perhaps even better to call the river as a bluffcatcher, in case he decides to turn hands like T9, 88 or missed draws into a bluff?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Your hand is pretty strong in absolute terms, and vs a wide range from an extremely loose player, you should never fold here. Sometimes he bets worse top pairs, sometimes he bluffs with random overcards or straight draws. I think you are good here close to 50% of the time so it's a really easy call.