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[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH - QQ on paired flop

    • spit22
      Joined: 03.11.2008 Posts: 309
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy hand converter:

      Known players:

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, Q.
      MP2 raises to $0.35, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $1.10, 3 folds, MP2 calls.

      Flop: (47.00 SB) 4, 4, 7 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $1.20, Hero calls.

      Turn: (47.50 BB) K (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      River: (47.50 BB) 5 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $4.75, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 142.50 BB.

      Results follow (highlight to see):

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and fours (Qc Qd)
      MP2 shows a full-house, sevens full of fours (7s 7d)
      MP2 wins with a full-house, sevens full of fours (7s 7d).

      i thought i didn't have much to protect from so i just called the flop . King of hearts was a scarecard so i just checked for pot control and river he could be trying to buy the pot but this potsized bet looked like he was trying to get value that he lost by not betting the turn . opponent was 58/46 on 24 hands.
  • 3 replies
    • Dragar
      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
      If you don't protect you want to create value.

      Raise the flop
    • TheBrood
      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      I think you need to raise flop to protect against overcards and flush. Also for info and value from lower pp. This is a must vs loose players who love to chase draws.

      You should bet turn since you dont want to see another heart on the river.
      If he's passive(lots of loose players are), and he raises turn or pot bets river, I would fold my 2nd pair since he could have anything with 58/46: K, 4, flush, 55, 77, even straight is possible lol.

      By protecting your hand you can safely fold turn to a raise, or river to a pot bet. You can get value and be in control of the action this way, risking basically the same amount you lost here.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Preflop: OK
      Flop: I'd raise here to protect from flushdraw and fold to a raise.
      Turn: Check/Fold.
      River: Check/Fold.