[NL2-NL10] NL50 Q9 free play

    • johnbeattie85
      johnbeattie85
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      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 716
      Overview: I played this passively as it seemed like a way ahead/ behind situation. MP3 either had two spades allready, or i was ahead with my straight. I wasn't really worried about another spade since I had the queen. Is this the correct play or should I have been pushing at some stage?

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $62.95
      Hero:
      $10.00
      MP1:
      $20.00
      MP2:
      $51.20
      MP3:
      $40.50
      CO:
      $8.75
      BU:
      $70.85

      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9:heart: , Q:spade:
      2 folds, MP3 calls $0.50, 3 folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1.25) J:spade: , K:spade: , T:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($3.25) J:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $4.00, Hero calls $4.00.

      River: ($11.25) 6:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $4.50, Hero calls $4.50 (All-In), MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $20.25
  • 6 replies
    • forfree83
      forfree83
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 535
      i'd bet/push flop here for value. you are 8:1 favorite ageinst his range and villian has high WTS so you will be paid off often.
    • stefu
      stefu
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      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 98
      I would push here too but can someone explain me how forfree83 determend villain's range? Have no idea how to do that... (Especially with just 10 hands on him)
    • 2DHades
      2DHades
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      Joined: 25.01.2008 Posts: 515
      Just bet/bet/bet. You have straight and second nuts flush draw and 9 :spade: makes you a straight flush versus A-high flush. You are with monster and this is a nice spot to double up.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      I would either bet/push or check/raise flop. I think your aim should be to put the money in as soon as possible.
    • forfree83
      forfree83
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 535
      Originally posted by stefu
      I would push here too but can someone explain me how forfree83 determend villain's range? Have no idea how to do that... (Especially with just 10 hands on him)
      just by using this small sample
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by forfree83
      Originally posted by stefu
      I would push here too but can someone explain me how forfree83 determend villain's range? Have no idea how to do that... (Especially with just 10 hands on him)
      just by using this small sample
      He played 8 hands out of 10 in a row so basically he plays ATC or bad hands lik 53o etc.

      Hello Johnbeattie85,

      No way that Villain has A , % probability is just too low for that since his range is soo wide or 2 spades (you block holdings!). Therefore I prefer Bet/Push as others suggested with other arguments.

      As played, reraise him on the flop to like $4, let him do the 3betting so you can push him postflop. If he calls just push it on the Turn :)

      Best regards,
      Gerv