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[NL2-NL10] Nl5 Sh Qj

    • Dragar
      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
      $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Holdem
      5 Players
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      UTG Hero ($5.87)
      CO Snuwerd ($6.99)
      BTN kiyoperr ($7.35)
      SB vj1968 ($4.37)
      BB Castor1 ($6.54)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.07, 5 players) Hero is UTG Q:club: J:diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.20, Snuwerd calls $0.20, kiyoperr calls $0.20, 2 folds

      Flop: 2:heart: Q:spade: 7:club: ($0.67, 3 players)
      Hero bets $0.45, Snuwerd folds, kiyoperr raises to $1, Hero calls $0.55

      Turn: 8:diamond: ($2.67, 2 players)
      Hero checks, kiyoperr bets $0.85, Hero calls $0.85

      River: J:club: ($4.37, 2 players)
      Hero bets $3.82, kiyoperr calls $3.82

      Final Pot: $12.01

      River I should just c/c?

      Wanted to give up flop already actually.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I like your line actually once you decide to call the flop.

      If you decide to call the flop without reads it's because you think that he can do that either with a worse made hand or with a pure bluff, because there is really nothing else for him to have on Q72r except hands that beat you. So after that you're bluff-catching on the turn, check/calling is fine. His turn bet is really small tho, so you're not really confident that he'll bluff at the river again and he might just check behind with hands that you just 3-outed like AQ/KQ, which means shoving for value to get called by those top pairs hands while accepting the losses when he shows a set is likely better than check/calling a bet from him as long as you don't give him credit for mucking AQ/KQ, which he probably won't at nl5.

      As to whether you should call the flop or not i usually do on such dry boards against an unknown, tho i'll proceed cautiously on the turn as you did. If i know he's a tight straightforward player i'm letting go right on the flop, because then we're completely crushed by his range for raising the flop.

      Hope it helps.