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[NL2-NL10] Nl5 Qj

    • MarliesB
      Joined: 13.04.2013 Posts: 685

      villain is a 1- or 2-tabler. Was it better to bet for the queen? I may scare away weaker hands.

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: 105.2 BB
      CO: 119.2 BB
      BTN: 46.6 BB
      SB: 101.4 BB (VPIP: 14.98, PFR: 10.78, 3Bet Preflop: 4.07, Hands: 314)
      Hero (BB): 100 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has Q:heart: J:heart:

      fold, fold, BTN raises to 2 BB, fold, Hero raises to 5 BB, BTN calls 3 BB

      Flop: (10.4 BB, 2 players) 6:diamond: 6:heart: 7:club:
      Hero bets 7 BB, BTN calls 7 BB

      Turn: (24.4 BB, 2 players) Q:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 9 BB, Hero calls 9 BB

      River: (42.4 BB, 2 players) 3:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 11 BB, Hero calls 11 BB

      BTN shows 9:spade: 9:heart: (Two Pair, Nines and Sixes) (Pre 52%, Flop 72%, Turn 5%)
      Hero shows Q:heart: J:heart: (Two Pair, Queens and Sixes) (Pre 48%, Flop 28%, Turn 95%)
      Hero wins 61.8 BB
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Hey MarliesB,

      Preflop 3bet may be unnecessary here. Your hand is not strong enough to extract value. You probably don't have fold equity to bluff. You don't benefit that much from building a pot when BTN is short. I would just flat here preflop.

      Flop cbet probably ok. Depends on villain really, he looks like a potential fish, so perhaps he just does not fold to any cbets whatsoever.

      You can do either on the turn. Betting for value is fine. Checking is fine. Best option depends on opponent. Vs aggro guys check, vs passive guys bet.

      After turn check, check/call turn+river is the best play.