[NL20-NL50] NL50 Q8 SB defense

    • GrantJennings
      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 232
      Remember, there are antes at these tables, so I'm getting nice odds to compensate me for my weak hand and position. Plus we're deep, and Q8 makes as many full houses as AK...

      Villain is TAG. I had been on tilt against this opponent in two hands earlier today. Made $40 bluff on flop, folded to shove in first one, second one limp-3bet with Q5o and won a $170 pot when the flop helped me... so I wanted to exploit my "bluffiness" in this spot.

      Any ideas? Maybe flat his flop 2-bet and c/raise turn?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8, Q.
      4 folds, MP3 raises to $2.00, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.75, BB folds.

      Flop: ($4.5) 8, 8, 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.00, MP3 raises to $10.50, Hero raises to $22.00, MP3 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $15.
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I´d refer folding that hand pf, since you won´t really hit enough good hand and have to give up a lot of flop
      Like your lead on the flop, but I´d just call raise
      This way he can bet himself on the turn and I think I´d call again to let him bluff on the river
      Also if he has there better 8x hand you won´t get stacked