[NL2-NL10] Q9o passive defend SB

    • legand73
      legand73
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      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $12.29 (122.9 bb)
      SB: $13.42 (134.2 bb)
      Hero (BB): $10 (100 bb)
      UTG: $5 (50 bb)
      MP: $10.10 (101 bb)
      CO: $4.95 (49.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q 9
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, SB folds, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.65) J 8 Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

      Turn: ($1.65) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.30, Hero calls $1.30

      River: ($4.25) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.40, Hero calls $2.40

      Results:
      $9.05 pot ($0.41 rake)
      Final Board: J 8 Q 5 9
      BTN showed T K and won $8.64 ($4.14 net)
      Hero mucked Q 9 and lost (-$4.50 net)
  • 5 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Q9o is a bit loose to defend in this spot and I would suggest you to fold it unless you feel comfortable playing it postflop.

      Check/call flop is fine.

      His turn bet is quite big here and being OOP I prefer folding.

      As played, what hands do you think he bets the river here with?

      Best,
      Plamen
    • legand73
      legand73
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      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      yeah river call is very loose prefer a fold.

      I don't see what he's betting the turn that I could fold to here? ofc there are the sets and two pairs but we block AQ, KQ, QQ, Q8, J8 we block T9. I thought i'd be good here
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Then what worse hands do you think bet this turn and so big?

      People at these stakes usually don't balance their sizing pretty well and you will often see people betting big with their value hands and a bit smaller with their not too strong hands, so in my opinion once he bets 13bb we are not in a great shape.

      If we were IP we could play better on the river, but OOP we will have to face a difficult play.
    • legand73
      legand73
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      I imagine pair + straight draws or flush draws may do this. a hand like 89, JT, T8, AT, KT, maybe hands like KJ.

      that's a fair point about the sizing. I generally think that some guys bet massive for value OR as a bluff. both make sense to me cause for value they want as much value as possible and for bluffs they want as much fold equity as possible.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      To me the biggest problem here is that we are OOP so we will have to face a river action that is going to be hard to play. He might check back with some of his Jx, but then he might go for a third bet and turn some made hand into a bluff or a busted draw and we can't really call this.