[NL2-NL10] Nl5 QQ AI river

    • Gabinr1
      Joined: 05.04.2009 Posts: 7,755
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      0,02/0,05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.68 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q:diamond: , Q:spade:
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0,20, 4 folds, SB calls $0,18, BB calls $0,15.

      Flop: ($0,60) 9:club: , 4:heart: , 3:club: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0,60, SB calls $0,60, BB folds.

      Turn: ($1,80) 7:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1,75, SB calls $1,75.

      River: ($5,30) A:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2,60 (All-In), SB calls $1,23 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $7,76

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of queens (Qd Qs)
      SB shows a pair of jacks (Jh Js)

      Hero wins with a pair of queens (Qd Qs)

      I didn't like that A on the river (like the book :D ), but kept the initiative, because I would call anyway if he bets with a stronger hand. And if I check I won't get more money from weaker hands.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      The A is only a bad card if he can have it, which would mean either peeling two streets with A-high or specifically having AcXc, i'm also shoving there for value.

      Be careful about this reasoning tho, just because you'd call a donkshove doesn't mean you can't take a cheaper showdown in position with some hands against some players when given the opportunity. I agree here that you should shove tho.

      Hope it helps.