[NL2-NL10] NL4 QJo in BB

    • kiwicoach
      kiwicoach
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.07.2013 Posts: 220
      Hello

      Firstly, I'd like to know what you think of the preflop call? I was close to folding but thought with two players in already and closing the action I can call for 2 BB. On the flip side I am sandwiched and with a dominated hand, but I'm aware of that and can get away from it if I face a lot of resistance. BUs steal range is really wide and his stats are 72/28.

      On the flop I was planning to check/raise my OESD with 2 overs but chickened out and just called. What's the optimal play here?

      On the turn with a paired board and 2 flush draws I didnt think I had implied odds to call so let it go. Standard?

      Thanks!

      OnGame - $0.04 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 72.41, PFR: 27.59, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30)
      SB: 29.5 BB (VPIP: 60.38, PFR: 9.43, 3Bet Preflop: 12.00, Hands: 55)
      Hero (BB): 93.75 BB
      UTG: 98 BB (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 9.38, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 65)
      CO: 161 BB (VPIP: 18.58, PFR: 11.50, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 113)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, SB calls 2.5 BB, Hero calls 2 BB

      Flop: (9 BB, 3 players) T:club: 9:club: 2:heart:
      SB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets 6.5 BB, fold, Hero calls 6.5 BB

      Turn: (22 BB, 2 players) 9:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 11.5 BB, fold

      BTN wins 20.75 BB
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Hey Alan,

      I think preflop is better to squeeze. Your hand is marginal 3way, still playable vs wide ranges but will deifnitely be profitable if you 3bet. You give yourself the chance to win the pot preflop and increase the chances you win it postflop with initiative. Calling is only OK if you have ideas how to win the pot if you don't hit. Here you hit a decent piece and still didn't put any pressure on your opponent which probably makes calling even worse.