[NL2-NL10] [NL10] QK - two overcards + gutshot draw

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      1) I'm not quite sure my bluff-raise was big enough after flop. Perhaps I just should have gone all-in, no?
      2) I'm not sure whether my call was too great either. I did have some 10 outs or so, though. Was that enough?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $15.30
      MP2:
      $10.00
      MP3:
      $2.80
      CO(Hero):
      $1.95
      BU:
      $2.85
      SB:
      $19.55
      BB:
      $0.90
      UTG2:
      $8.70


      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, K.
      3 folds, MP3 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.50, 3 folds, MP3 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.15) 3, T, 9 (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.70, MP3 raises to $1.90, Hero calls $0.75(All-In).

      Turn: ($4.5) 8 (2 players)


      River: ($4.5) A (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.5.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows high card ace(Qc Kd).
      MP3 shows a pair of tens(Jc Ts).

      MP3 wins with a pair of tens(Jc Ts).
  • 3 replies
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi Avatars91,

      If you are not sure whether to call the raise after you have cBet or not, I would suggest you restudy the following articles:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/sss/993/1

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/sss/1375/1

      Now helping you with this hand. Preflop is OK but on the Flop, you have to invest more than//more or less equal to 50% of your stack so I am happy to shove here with 2 overs and a gutshot.

      There is also chance vilain will fold which is awesome since you only got King high!

      As played, you get ($1.15+$1.45+$0.7)=Maximum amount that you can win
      And you have $0.75 left. Puttin this next to each other you get this:

      3:0.75
      4:1

      Which means you have to have like 5outs to be profitable here. Since there are 4 jacks that gives you a straight, I can safely say you can call this raise.

      But I am more inclined to shove it as a bluff

      Best regards,
      Gerv
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      With pot odds 4:1 before my call, why do I have to have 5 outs to be profitable?
      I mean, the draw odds should be no more than 4:1, right? Which means, there should be at least 9 outs, as in the flush draw. How did you calculate 5?
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      You are on the flop hence you will see 2 cards therefore you can roughly divide the amount of outs needed by 2.

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/sss/993/1#h1_3
      Scroll down a bit and you see a chart about odds/outs