[NL20-NL50] nl20 QJs

    • DrDunne
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,378
      SB is a tight regular - 18/16 over 514 hands. When he’s in SB he folds to steal 91% and 3bets 5% so I expect his calling range to look more or less like this: JJ-66, AQs-ATs, KJs+, QJs, AQo, KQo. A relevant note for this hand is that he bluffed the river with a busted draw (no info on sizing).

      On this flop I don’t really think he can have many hands that call and he’ll mostly have small PPs and overcards. If he does have Jx he probably beats QJ so I decided to check back and induce a stab on the turn or maybe a lighter call from something.
      On the turn he stabs as expected so I call – don’t think he’ll have any 9x in his range and flushes are pretty hard to make. I also expect him to be doing this with most of his air.

      On the river I’m not too sure what to make of it – it isn’t really a nice card but at the same time his range is so tight I don’t think he has too many strong hands here and I think given that I have a pretty decent hand/bluffcatcher that could be potentially under-repped I decided to call here.

      $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BB: $20 (100 bb)
      UTG: $21.81 (109 bb)
      MP: $25.24 (126.2 bb)
      Hero (CO): $20 (100 bb)
      BTN: $25.88 (129.4 bb)
      SB: $40.74 (203.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J Q
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, BTN folds, SB calls $0.50, BB folds

      Flop: ($1.40) 7 9 J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.40) 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $1, Hero calls $1

      River: ($3.40) 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $2.40, Hero calls $2.40

      $8.20 pot ($0.41 rake)
      Final Board: 7 9 J 9 8
      Hero mucked J Q and won $7.79 ($3.79 net)
      SB showed Q A and lost (-$4 net)
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Lewis,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: The note that he bluffed busted draws before is actually pretty important here because we know he is capable of bluffing.

      However, i still think that giving him free cards on such an ugly board is not great and I would still cbet. Thin value/protection and i don't mind taking the pot down and getting him to fold his equity.