[NL2-NL10] QJ VS A7 lost in river 2 pair

    • calin1990
      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 401
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      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q, J.
      UTG1 raises to $0.20, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.20, 5 folds.

      Flop: ($0.55) A, Q, J (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.30, UTG1 raises to $0.50, Hero calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($1.55) 9 (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $1.00, UTG1 calls $1.00.

      River: ($3.55) 7 (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $3.30, UTG1 raises to $6.60, Hero calls $1.37(All-In).

      Final Pot: $14.82.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and jacks(Q J).
      UTG1 shows two pairs, aces and sevens(7 A).

      UTG1 wins with two pairs, aces and sevens(7 A).
  • 2 replies
    • StaticMoth
      Joined: 22.05.2009 Posts: 2,642
      He's betting awfully weak, raise bigger on the flop.
      By his bet sizing, he seems to be a somewhat of a donk or he's playing tricky with AA

      Anyways, you should raise bigger on the flop - if he has any clue at all, he would not bet so weak on a flop so wet with a (vulnerable) monster.

      If you raise bigger, AA/AQ/AJ/KT would 3bet all in there I think and you could find an easier decision on your part right on the flop imo.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Rebuy to 100bb.

      Fold preflop unless UTG1 is so bad that you absolutely need to play pots with him with weakish hands, and if that's the case you might want to consider isolating him with a 3-bet to size initiative as well. Obviously this requires a decent read on villain and you being comfortable playing this way, so by default you should probably still fold.

      As played raise it up to $0.6 on the flop and even tho we don't have the nuts I wouldn't fold that hand against some random fish for just 65bb. And since really seeing the turn can only hurt you (flush cards, straight cards), I'd continue raising big on the flop until we're all-in.

      As played on later streets I'd also keep betting. 3/4 pot on the turn and I wouldn't bet pot on the river, now all draws missed and if we bet too big we might manage to scare off some Ax hands which we don't want to do. 2/3 to 3/4 pot will do just fine.

      As played when he raises the river it sucks since we're very often screwed, there is no reason for him to go nuts with a single pair and it's very hard for him to 3bet that flop with a hand that made a weaker two pairs than us by the end. Still getting those odds we can't fold..

      Hope it helps.