[NL2-NL10] Nl5 Q8

    • MarliesB
      Joined: 13.04.2013 Posts: 685

      no reads on villain. Can I bet the river larger for value?

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

      BTN: 98.4 BB (VPIP: 36.05, PFR: 3.49, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 179)
      SB: 101.2 BB (VPIP: 26.32, PFR: 21.05, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 39)
      Hero (BB): 104 BB
      UTG: 112.2 BB (VPIP: 40.54, PFR: 8.11, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 37)
      MP: 136.8 BB (VPIP: 28.95, PFR: 21.05, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 39)
      CO: 81 BB (VPIP: 19.05, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has Q:diamond: 8:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 2 BB, Hero calls 1 BB

      Flop: (4 BB, 2 players) 2:heart: Q:club: 3:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 2.6 BB, SB calls 2.6 BB

      Turn: (9.2 BB, 2 players) 8:heart:
      SB checks, Hero bets 6 BB, SB calls 6 BB

      River: (21.2 BB, 2 players) J:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets 5 BB, SB calls 5 BB

      Hero shows Q:diamond: 8:diamond: (Two Pair, Queens and Eights) (Pre 32%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      SB mucks 9:spade: 9:diamond: (One Pair, Nines) (Pre 68%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins 30 BB
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,717

      You have two pairs here. I don't know why you are betting so small. Just bet 3/4-full pot and hope he plays a queen passively and calls you on the River.

      Betting small only applies to unique situations. If not you should be betting 1/2-full pot in most situations.

      Those unique situations include
      1. Villain has a polarized range. He check/raises the Flop and bets the Turn and checks the River. In this instance he usually has something which check/folds so betting small with your entire range makes sense
      2. Thin value - Your hand is barely ahead of villain's range so you need to bet small to ensure that he continues calling with everything.