[NL2-NL10] giving up queens on the river

    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
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      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $0.88
      SB (Hero):
      $5.00
      BB:
      $20.84
      MP2:
      $3.96
      MP3:
      $5.03
      CO:
      $9.68


      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, Q.
      MP2 calls $0.05, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.25.

      Flop: ($0.65) 8, A, T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, MP2 calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($1.45) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, MP2 calls $0.70.

      River: ($2.85) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $2.56, Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.85.


      could i have done a block bet on the river? i thought that any ace would beat me here, and even a T beats me now and it was unlikely he was holding on to the jack.
  • 3 replies
    • amplifyd
      amplifyd
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 1,769
      I would just give up. Only hand I see myself ahead of is J9.
    • Mstlc
      Mstlc
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      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 4,676
      Pre-flop & flop are fine...

      Turn is a check/fold... you're turning your hand into a bluff by betting again cause you can never get called by worse unless he called the flop with a gutshot that has now made a pair (so QJ) but that's the only hand I see him paying you with. In addition in this specific spot you will never make him fold any better hands (Ax pretty much).
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      since villain is likely fish I think I would c/c turn to let him bet with his worse hands and floats and depends on the reads either call him down or fold to river bet
      your line is also fine by b/f turn and c/f river