[NL2-NL10] NL5 hitting a pair after checked flop

    • Geropy
      Geropy
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.06.2010 Posts: 9
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $26.20
      BU (Hero):
      $5.66
      SB:
      $12.01
      BB:
      $5.24
      UTG1:
      $3.00
      UTG2:
      $2.00
      MP1:
      $1.80
      MP2:
      $5.35
      MP3:
      $2.17


      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, T.
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, SB folds, BB calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.42) 7, Q, Q (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0.42) T (2 players)
      BB bets $0.30, Hero raises to $0.75, BB calls $0.45.

      River: ($1.92) 4 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.00, BB calls $1.00.

      Final Pot: $3.92.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and tens(J T).
      BB shows two pairs, queens and jacks(J J).

      BB wins with two pairs, queens and jacks(J J).

      His bet on the turn felt like a cont bet that he would fold to resistance, and I bet the river thinking he may only a 7 or might be scared off by the 3rd diamond.

      Should I have played it differently?
  • 2 replies
    • edi9999
      edi9999
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.11.2008 Posts: 1,387
      Your hand isn't worse a raise on the turn.

      Vilain could have an Overpair, a slowplayed Q, or a T with better kicker.

      I think i calldown his bets here.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,

      Originally posted by edi9999
      Your hand isn't worse a raise on the turn.

      Vilain could have an Overpair, a slowplayed Q, or a T with better kicker.

      I think i calldown his bets here.
      This. Raising the turn makes no sense and opens up bad variations against aggro people even if you happen to be ahead. River isn't worth a valuebet either as played.