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[NL2-NL10] NL10 QQ call the river?

    • cooltree123
      Joined: 27.06.2008 Posts: 17
      In my opinion I probably should have bet slightly higher on the turn, however my main dilemma was whether or not to call the river. It is only $2 into a $5 pot, but looking more closely now I probably only beat JJ or poss a very poorly played AT. Thanks for your help.

      Known players:       

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q:spade: , Q:club:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, BU calls $0.40, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.95) 5:club: , 6:diamond: , T:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, BU calls $0.60.

      Turn: ($2.15) 7:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.60, BU calls $1.60.

      River: ($5.35) 8:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00.

      Final Pot: $9.35

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of queens (Qs Qc)
      BU shows a straight, ten high (9h 9s)

      BU wins with a straight, ten high (9h 9s)
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Check/calling on the river is probably the worst line against an unknown, especially when all the hands he could have been drawing with got there with either two pairs or a straight. He'll only bet if he has you beat, so you don't wanna call a bet from him.

      If you don't want to give up the initiative you can blockbet/fold if you think he can play AT KT QT JT that way, especially if you were willing to call a $2 bet from him anyway, it's much better to bet that yourself and fold to a raise.

      I also don't mind check/folding, since i don't think he'll bet one pair Tx hands there.

      Hope it helps.