[NL2-NL10] NL5: QQ on a K-high board vs a callingstation

    • Mugge88
      Joined: 29.10.2006 Posts: 510
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      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with Q:heart: , Q:spade:
      UTG calls $0,04, Hero raises to $0,20, 8 folds, UTG calls $0,16.

      Flop: ($0,46) K:club: , 5:heart: , 4:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0,28, UTG calls $0,28.

      Turn: ($1,02) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0,65, UTG calls $0,65.

      River: ($2,32) K:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $2,32

      Should I bet the river? I really didn't know much about how I stood in the situation and picked the safe option in the end..

      Best regards,
  • 2 replies
    • degnic
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      I would probably bet river too, I'd put him on 66-JJ from which I would want to take value from. it's not very drawy board and villain just c/c gives the impression he's under pockets or something like A5.
    • Puschkin81
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi mugge88!

      If you are sure that you are up against a calling station you can bet the river. The King makes it more unlikely that your opponent has one himself. If you bet and get raised you have an easy fold because calling stations normally don't raise unless they have a really good hand. On the other hand he might call you down with a smaller pocket pair or even a 5 or a 4.

      Good luck at the tables!