[NL2-NL10] NL2 JQo

    • adrasz
      adrasz
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.12.2008 Posts: 27
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $2.35
      MP2:
      $1.99
      MP3:
      $2.76
      CO(Hero):
      $2.35
      BU:
      $1.63
      SB:
      $2.38

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J, Q.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BU folds, SB calls $0.07, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.18) 3, Q, 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.08, SB calls $0.08.

      Turn: ($0.34) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.20, SB calls $0.20.

      River: ($0.74) A (2 players)
      SB bets $2.02(All-In), Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.74.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      You flopped top pair with a decent kicker, you have the best hand almost always and you want to get value out of worse hands, mainly pocket pairs, worse Qx and flush draws, possibly 3x 4x and some kind of overcard+straight draw with A5 or A2 too if SB is bad enough to call with those. Bet bigger, like $0.13.

      The turn is not the best card for you since all the flushdraws get there, plus the K overcard might scare a lot of the worse hands he called you with on the flop. Still, there is still value to be had from worse Qx hands or hands that possibly picked up a one-card flush draw on the turn. As a side note, bet/folding the turn is easier to play than checking behind, since you will have difficult decisions with the later line on the river when he bets into you. So as long as you aren't comfortable playing these spots, just bet/folding is fine.

      As played on the river you obviously can't call that, make a note that this player is bad and probably likes to (horribly) slowplay his hands.


      You played it fine overall, just bet bigger on the flop next time.


      Hope it helps.