[NL2-NL10] NL5/10 6max, Villain donks flop, checks turn. 2nd barrel?

    • cwpeter89
      Joined: 11.03.2009 Posts: 38
      Should I have 2nd barreled if he bet/calls flop OOP and then check turn?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 7, K.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, SB folds, BB calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.65) 7, Q, 5 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.60, Hero raises to $1.20, BB calls $0.60.

      Turn: ($3.05) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($3.05) 8 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $3.05.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, sevens and fives(7 K).
      BB shows two pairs, eights and fives(A 8).

      BB wins with two pairs, eights and fives(A 8).
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I think your line is fine, on the flop i'd say he has air/spades/Qx, you're ahead of air/spades and he's never folding Qx to a turn bet. If you were ahead of most Qx then it would be a clear bet, but it's hard to get value from spades with your pair of sevens since you're valuecutting yourself against Qx at the same time. If you have some history and you think he'd check/call a Q then you can feel more confident that you're ahead and betting the turn for value is okay, provided he's not spastic enough to check/raise you off your hand with garbage on the turn, that would be a hard blow.

      Hope it helps.