[NL2-NL10] OESD + top pair

    • Anasazy
      Joined: 24.05.2010 Posts: 8
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with Q, J.
      UTG1 calls $0.02, Hero calls $0.02, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, 2 folds, BU raises to $0.13, 2 folds, UTG1 calls $0.11, Hero calls $0.11, MP2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.44) 5, T, 9 (3 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $0.10, BU calls $0.10, UTG1 calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.74) Q (3 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, BU raises to $0.75(All-In), UTG1 calls $0.65, Hero calls $0.65.

      River: ($2.99) A (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $2.99.

      Results follow:

      UTG1 shows high card ace(7h 8h).
      Hero shows a pair of queens(Qs Jd).
      BU shows a pair of queens(Kc Qd).

      BU wins with a pair of queens(Kc Qd).
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      If UTG2 is a fish raise it up, otherwise just dump it. You'll rarely get into a profitable situation with QJo, more often than not you'll either get blown off your hand preflop and you'll end up a multiway pot out of position with bad reverse implied odds, meaning you'll flop a dominated pair or something and have trouble letting it go, which will cost you more money than you'll make when you get lucky and flop a monster hand.

      On the flop I'd check to BU and raise or call depending on what happens with UTG1, if he missed with something like AK he might just check/give-up that board and we can semibluff the turn. If you donk out make it bigger and it will likely be a bet/fold since BU's raising range will have you in trouble enough of the time to warrant not going broke even with your OESD.

      Hope it helps.
    • Anasazy
      Joined: 24.05.2010 Posts: 8
      Thanks a lot, makes a perfect sense now.