[NL2-NL10] Rush QQ twice

    • Magijec
      Magijec
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.10.2007 Posts: 91
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):
      $4.44
      BB:
      $5.06
      UTG1:
      $5.22
      UTG2:
      $5.62
      MP1:
      $5.11
      MP2:
      $5.74
      MP3:
      $4.99
      CO:
      $2.40
      BU:
      $3.13


      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, Q.
      UTG1 raises to $0.20, 6 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, BB folds, UTG1 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.25) J, 7, T (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.25, UTG1 calls $1.25.

      Turn: ($3.75) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG1 bets $3.37, Hero folds, UTG1 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $3.75.

      I think I was behind too many hands from his range - KQ, AT+, JJ, so I think fold is ok.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $7.55
      UTG2:
      $6.66
      MP1:
      $3.22
      MP2:
      $5.55
      MP3:
      $9.33
      CO:
      $6.43
      BU:
      $3.37
      SB:
      $4.83
      BB (Hero):
      $6.37


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.17, 6 folds, Hero raises to $0.45, UTG2 calls $0.28.

      Flop: ($0.92) 8, A, 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.92, Hero folds, UTG2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.92.

      Again, I think I am behind to many times.

      Nice hands?
  • 2 replies
    • johnbeattie85
      johnbeattie85
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 716
      Hand 1: Bet less on flop. No more than 2/3 pot. Otherwise nh.

      Hand 2: Just turn your hand into a bluff.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      I'd raise a tad bigger preflop in both hands, being out of position and all.

      Otherwise I think it's fine for hand #1.

      As for hand #2, like johnbeattie85 cryptically suggested, you might be better off just c-betting that board even tho you don't have an ace, because it's very hard to play check/call and you might be bluffed off the best hand by aggressive players by announcing that you don't have an ace when you check. It's true that you'll rarely get called by worse hands, but just taking the pot down against those still beats getting bluffed off the best hand.


      Hope it helps.