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[NL2-NL10] NL2 Badly played Q8 from Button

    • Psderrr
      Psderrr
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.04.2010 Posts: 111
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $1.80
      Hero:
      $2.07

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q:diamond: , 8:club:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB folds, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.13) 7:diamond: , T:heart: , 7:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.20, BB calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.53) 6:diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.20, BB calls $0.10.

      River: ($0.93) Q:club: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10.

      Final Pot: $1.13

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, queens and sevens (Qd 8c)
      BB shows two pairs, tens and sevens (Tc Js)

      Hero wins with two pairs, queens and sevens (Qd 8c)

      I played this hand pretty badly in hindsight but was sure he was bluffing with such weak bets.
      What should I have done?
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      I'd just pitch it by default, people are rarely donking with the intention of folding to a raise on such a board. He could have all sorts of Tx hands as well as flushdraws OESDs or random gutshots, even overcards might donk/call and you have basically no equity.

      If you do decide to raise, just make it a man-size raise to make sure he goes away instead of saying to himself "oh it's cheap it'll stick around with my crap hand" or "ahah it looks like a rebluff, i'll just min3bet him and see what happens".


      Hope it helps.
    • Psderrr
      Psderrr
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.04.2010 Posts: 111
      Yeah thanks again.