[NL2-NL10] NL2 Q3o BB

    • adrasz
      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:

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, 3.
      4 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.04) A, Q, 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.04, Hero raises to $0.08, SB calls $0.04.

      Turn: ($0.20) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.20) J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $0.20.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of queens (Q 3)
      SB shows a pair of aces (5 A)
      SB wins with a pair of aces (5 A).
  • 2 replies
    • rickydaprince
      Joined: 20.12.2008 Posts: 397
      Why would you even raise that flop with a 2nd pair and no kicker? If you're going to semi-bluff, at least raise properly to create some fold equity. Min bets get you nowhere.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      When SB donks pot into you after completing preflop, he either has total air, a flush draw, or he has you in very bad shape already with an Ax maybe. I'd lean toward total air.

      Your hand is not strong enough to warrant you trying to protect it from a draw, and you of course don't want to give more money to Ax hands if he has one, but it is strong enough to pick off a bluff.

      Just call on the flop and probably pitch it if he bets pot again on the turn, barring a read on him that he likes to bluff in these situations, or something similarly spazzy about his play.

      Hope it helps.