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[NL2-NL10] NL2 SH - QJo

    • TJtheTJ
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,588
      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 3 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $1.60 (80 bb)
      BB: $2.13 (106.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $2.20 (110 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with J Q
      Hero raises to $0.06, SB calls $0.05, BB calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.18) 8 Q 4 (3 players)
      SB bets $0.02, BB raises to $0.14, Hero calls $0.14, SB folds

      Turn: ($0.48) T (2 players)
      BB bets $0.32, Hero calls $0.32

      River: ($1.12) K (2 players)
      BB bets $0.75, Hero folds

      $1.12 pot ($0.07 rake)
      Final Board: 8 Q 4 T K
      BB mucked and won $1.05 ($0.53 net)
      Hero mucked J Q and lost (-$0.52 net)

      Villain is 22/19 over 355 hands, 4.1 AF
      SB is a very loose passive fish

      On this flop, SB's minbet can be basically anything. Definitely looks weak though. When the aggressive BB raises him, I basically treat it as a normal bet, and treat SB's bet as a check. And in position, of course I'm never folding top pair here.

      On the turn when he fires again, I'm not sure how often I'm going to be ahead here. But I think he can still fire here again with some draws, perhaps some pairs, maybe a turned Tx or something as well. Plus I picked up a gutshot to go along with the top pair.

      On the river I think it's a pretty easy fold...

      Can this be played any differently? Like perhaps raising the flop/turn for value? Or is taking a passive line against an aggressive player fine here?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      The Turn is really close, I really don't mind folding TBH even with the gutshot. I don't think BB is getting out of line too often here and your Queen virtually loses to everything and the Ten does improve some gutshot bluffs like J9s which BB could have.

      You'll need BB to be bluffing with stuff like 67s here to justify calling here.