[NL2-NL10] NL10 QJo on SB against MP3 min-raise

    • krekeris
      Joined: 09.09.2009 Posts: 22
      So here is the hand.

      Known players:

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q:heart: , J:club:
      3 folds, MP3 raises to $0,20, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0,60, BB folds, MP3 raises to $1,00, Hero calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($2,10) Q:spade: , 4:club: , J:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1,05, Hero raises to $1,45 (All-In), MP3 calls $0,40.

      Turn: ($5,00) 3:heart:
      River: ($5,00) 5:spade: (1 players)

      Final Pot: $5,00

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, queens and jacks (Qh Jc)
      MP3 shows a pair of aces (As Ah)

      Hero wins with two pairs, queens and jacks (Qh Jc)

      MP3 was almost constantly raising the minimum pre-flop, and his stats were quite loose.

      Was that correct to call after 4bet pre-flop agenst his range? How about the play after the flop?
  • 2 replies
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi krekeris,

      I suggest you stay tight at the blinds because postflop you are out of position. While it is not a major factor in SSS it does give you certain power if you are in position.

      Concerning QJo as a raising hand: I think it is too weak to be played against this loose guy (which means he calls your raise often and then you often have to invest more money with a mediocre hand (Ace high beats you and stuff)

      As played I fold to his 4bet because 1) You are a shortstack & 2) Your absolute handstrength is weak:
      QJo vs AK+,JJ+ = 25% equity
      QJo vs AQ+,TT+ = 27%
      QJo vs 88+,ATo+,KQ = 31%

      As played, you are lucky (3% of the time) that you flop Two pair :)
      Best regards,
    • tigerK
      Joined: 14.10.2008 Posts: 4,566
      Fold preflop.

      And if you wanna absolutely play this hand, please don't 3bet.