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[NL2-NL10] Nl5 Qq X2

    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Hi all

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $2.22
      MP2:
      $5.16
      MP3:
      $4.83
      CO:
      $1.07
      BU:
      $0.93
      SB:
      $1.70
      BB(Hero):
      $5.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q.
      MP1 calls $0.05, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.05, CO calls $0.05, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, MP1 folds, MP3 calls $0.25, CO calls $0.25.

      Flop: ($0.97) 2, 2, 9 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, MP3 raises to $1.50, CO folds, Hero raises to $3.00, MP3 raises to $4.53, Hero calls $1.53.

      Min-raised, no reads on opponents. Is it correct with a over pair like QQ on a reasonably dry board I should just put it all in? I think otherwise I will fold the best hand way too often. Opponent could have things like JJ or TT or worse.

      Turn: ($10.03) A (0 players)
      Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      River: ($10.03) 4 (0 players)
      Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $8.5.

      Now..... The very next hand on the very SAME table.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $2.17
      MP2:
      $5.16
      MP3:
      $0.77
      CO:
      $0.93
      BU:
      $1.68
      SB(Hero):
      $9.54


      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, Q.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, BB calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.4) J, T, A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, BB calls $0.20.

      One overcard but a almost nut flush draw. I don't know why I didn't bet bigger, should have been $0.3.

      Turn: ($0.8) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40.

      Drum Roll................. KaBOOOOOOOOOOOM

      River: ($1.6) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.60, BB calls $1.37(All-In).

      Final Pot: $4.57.
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      First hand is standard tho i'll usually raise bigger preflop out of position against a limp train, $0.4 maybe. On such a dry flop without reads you can't fold QQ at nl5, it's rare for him to have 2x so unless he limp/called with KK+ you'll mostly get to stack overplayed 9x hands and flushdraws.

      Second hand I agree with your remark on your bet sizing on the flop. I'd probably just continue to bet on the turn, i have no reason to think that this guy who so far only called my bets passively will wake up and bet on such an insanely scary board. Maybe $0.55 to be able to shove the river easily later on. It looks strong but not as strong as a check/raise, and i really don't want to have him check behind when the effective stacks are still bigger than the pot.


      Hope it helps.
    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Thanks for the quick reply.

      First hand he has 96, so good read there.

      Second hand he made 2 pairs, KT. It's a shame I didn't even get a "nice hand" compliment people usually give to a strong hand at showdown.