[NL2-NL10] missed the flop but got Q pair (flop had K)

    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
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      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , Q:diamond:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, MP2 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.05) 2:heart: , K:diamond: , T:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, MP2 calls $0.60.

      Turn: ($2.25) Q:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.90 (All-In), MP2 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.25

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of queens (Ac Qd)

      Hero wins with a pair of queens (Ac Qd)

      wrong move? check/fold? i decided to push since i was potcommitted already anyway, the turn had a Q, he might not have been ahead, and i might still have some fold equity. i also wanted to maintain my initiative instead of check and let him drive me out.
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello Mbml,

      Bet a little bit more postflop to $0.7 and with $0.7 as a c-bet you can see that it is virtually possible to shove post-flop immediately with a backdoor flush, gutshot straight and 1 overcard.

      However I like the play and the Q should make you shove anyways on the Turn.

      Best regards,