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[NL2-NL10] NL2 QJo in SB

    • SigmaSan
      Joined: 31.07.2013 Posts: 9
      I have been playing quite some sessions now sticking to the SHC from the beginners course for the big stack strategy.

      This is one of the hands I decided to adapt a bit to the situation.

      CO is a pretty tight aggressive player. He raises and deside to counter with a QJo with a re-raise. Since I am in SB, I can bet first on the flop which gives me the opportunity to Cbet whatever happens.

      I flop a gutshot so I make a pot sized bet which he calls. Luckily I hit the straight and proceed to double up.

      1) Deliberately re-raising from the SB a tight player to be able to Cbet on the flop. So actually taking advantage of the "bad" position and having at least two rounds where he has to deal with my aggression. Sometimes it feels indeed like an advantage to be able to act first... Is this strategy a valid one or just plain insane?

      2) If I don't hit the straight, I guess, I have to check it down or fold.

      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG+2: $1.75 (87.5 bb)
      MP1: $1 (50 bb)
      MP2: $2.64 (132 bb)
      MP3: $4.20 (210 bb)
      CO: $10.34 (517 bb)
      BTN: $12.66 (633 bb)
      Hero (SB): $1.94 (97 bb)
      BB: $2.46 (123 bb)
      UTG+1: $2.05 (102.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q J
      5 folds, CO raises to $0.08, BTN folds, Hero raises to $0.24, BB folds, CO calls $0.16

      Flop: ($0.50) A 6 K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, CO calls $0.50

      Turn: ($1.50) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20 and is all-in, CO calls $1.20

      River: ($3.90) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $3.90 pot ($0.26 rake)
      Final Board: A 6 K T 4
      CO showed A 2 and lost (-$1.94 net)
      Hero mucked Q J and won $3.64 ($1.70 net)
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795

      Preflop is acceptable. I think the flop bet is way too huge. U should just halfpot and make your bluff cheaper.

      By potting it here u just give yourself much worse odds. And i dont think your fold equity changes too much. Hes still folding his 99 or T9s anyway on the flop.