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[NL2-NL10] NL 10 - QQ w/ an A coming on the turn

    • DNYiancu
      Joined: 11.11.2012 Posts: 77
      888 Poker - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 112.7 BB (VPIP: 13.99, PFR: 6.64, 3Bet Preflop: 2.68, Hands: 289)
      MP+1: 116.4 BB (VPIP: 12.12, PFR: 3.31, 3Bet Preflop: 0.81, Hands: 367)
      Hero (CO): 195.5 BB
      BTN: 48.5 BB (VPIP: 13.50, PFR: 13.22, 3Bet Preflop: 6.86, Hands: 367)
      SB: 187.5 BB (VPIP: 19.70, PFR: 15.15, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 67)
      BB: 84.2 BB (VPIP: 21.62, PFR: 12.16, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 75)
      UTG: 133.6 BB (VPIP: 20.15, PFR: 9.70, 3Bet Preflop: 6.12, Hands: 137)
      UTG+1: 117 BB (VPIP: 28.69, PFR: 14.57, 3Bet Preflop: 4.00, Hands: 505)
      UTG+2: 50 BB (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 4.17, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 96)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q:spade: Q:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to 3.5 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 11 BB, fold, fold, fold, UTG+1 calls 7.5 BB

      Flop: (23.5 BB, 2 players) 6:heart: 9:club: T:heart:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets 17.6 BB, UTG+1 calls 17.6 BB

      Turn: (58.7 BB, 2 players) A:club:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets 32.3 BB, fold

      Hero wins 55.8 BB

      I mainly bet again with the purpose of protection against draws but I realized when analyzing that often he has an Ace in his range.
      Am I right, and what it's best to do in this situation?

  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi DNYiancu,

      Preflop: looks fine given he is fishier

      Postflop: PRotection is not a reason for betting. Protection is a byproduct of different reasons. For example you bet for VALUE versus draws and also gain protection from them.

      What draws can he have from UTG in a 3-bet pot when you block the Qh? HE either has them with Ah or not at all.

      So the turn is a thin valuebet versus Tx and JJ and maybe KJs.