[NL2-NL10] NL25 FR - Q,2s - freeplay - middle pair on picture card flop

    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $14.76
      Hero:
      $5.39
      UTG2:
      $30.51
      BU:
      $31.38

      0.1/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 2:diamond: , Q:diamond:
      UTG2 calls $0.25, 4 folds, BU calls $0.25, SB calls $0.15, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1.00) J:heart: , A:heart: , Q:club: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.50, UTG2 calls $0.50, BU calls $0.50, SB folds.

      Turn: ($2.50) J:spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks, BU checks.

      River: ($2.50) 5:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks, BU checks.

      Final Pot: $2.50

      It turned out that my pair of queens was sufficient to win this modest pot, but was I wrong to bet it? Having done so, I guess checking to the river was fine?
  • 2 replies
    • Nunki
      Nunki
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      With a couple of loose-passives in the pot betting the flop is not terrible but probably not best.

      Betting the river is throwing money away since no worse hand will ever call and with the loose-passives in the pot it is very unlikely that a better hand is likely to fold.(Ax,Qx,Jx are all ahead and FD's/str8 draws have missed).
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Why bet 1/2 pot on the Flop against 3 plays with just MidPairNoKicker with a FD/SD board aka Wet board?

      Your hand is 1) nothing, 2) not showdown worthy and 3) not ''I-like-to-take-a-stab-at-the-pot worthy hand in my opinion

      Just check/fold till the river unless you spike 2pair+

      Best regards,
      Gerv