[NL2-NL10] NL2 SH - KQo

    • TinoLaan
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
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      SB: $2.10 (105 bb)
      Hero (BB): $2.41 (120.5 bb)
      CO: $2.42 (121 bb)
      BTN: $2 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q K
      CO folds, BTN raises to $0.08, SB folds, Hero calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.17) T Q 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.12, Hero calls $0.12

      Turn: ($0.41) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      River: ($1.01) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      $1.01 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: T Q 9 2 8
      Hero mucked Q K and lost (-$0.50 net)
      BTN showed J J and won $0.95 ($0.45 net)

      Villain is 15/12 over 275 hands.

      What is better here pre? Defending by calling or 3betting?

      As played, what is the best line to take post flop? I went for a check/call on the flop because I had a strong hand. Plus, even if a diamond would come I'd still have the second nut flush redraw. In addition, a J would give me a straight.

      The turn blanks out, so now I think his betting range is quite a bit stronger, but still includes a fair amount of draws, probably, or pair + draw type hands.

      The river is basically the worst card in the deck, so I went for a check/fold.

      Can we play this any differently? Perhaps raise the flop or something?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi TinoLaan,

      Preflop: looks fine. Unless we can 3-bet for value I would just call like you did.

      Postflop: I think that you played the flop and turn fine but given the villain I would donk/fold the river if we had a Jx or flush. With our hand we are check/folding.