[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH - QTs - Missed draw

    • StaticMoth
      Joined: 22.05.2009 Posts: 2,642
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with T, Q.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, SB folds, BB raises to $0.95, Hero calls $0.65.

      Flop: ($1.95) 5, J, K (2 players)
      BB bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80.

      Turn: ($3.55) K (2 players)
      BB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50.

      River: ($6.55) 7 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero ... ?

      No stats/reads on villain

      Should I raise this weak flop bet?
      Raise turn?
      Shove river?
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Calling the 3-bet with QTs is fine as long as you don't get too attached to a single pair when villain barrels multiple streets.

      As played I think just calling the flop is fine, we don't know what his small c-bet means and with OESD + BDFD + sometimes some pair outs we don't really want villain to c-bet/3bet and put us in a crappy spot. I'd bet pretty much any turn if he checks.

      As played he bets the turn again smallish, and it's quite unlikely he has Kx at that point. With so much equity I think your two options are to either jam the turn to make him fold other draws and stuff like QQ/Jx (not gonna say he's folding AA if he has that because really you'll see people call it off all the time), or call again jam almost any river if he checks.

      As played on the river just shove and pray, I doubt he has Kx too often and if he had diamonds he'd probably have bet himself. You can represent the flush pretty well yourself and you're rarely getting called unless he decided to bluff-catch with a few Kx hands or finds a hero call with Jx/QQ/AA.

      Hope it helps.
    • StaticMoth
      Joined: 22.05.2009 Posts: 2,642
      Thanks - shoving the river was my thinking as well, but for some
      reason I decided to make it even under 1/2 pot ... made it $2,98
      and he called with KT :f_biggrin: