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[NL2-NL10] what to do with the nuts?

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

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9, Q.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.20, MP2 calls $0.20, MP3 calls $0.20, CO calls $0.20, BU folds, SB calls $0.15, Hero calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($1.2) Q, 9, Q (6 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP1 checks, MP2 checks, MP3 bets $0.60, CO folds, SB folds, Hero calls $0.60, MP1 folds, MP2 folds.

      Turn: ($2.4) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1.20, Hero raises to $2.40, MP3 calls $1.20.

      River: ($7.2) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.80, MP3 raises to $7.68, Hero calls $2.88.

      Final Pot: $22.56.

      i really dont think the opponent can hit much here. how to get it in? what could he have? opponent is known to be 16/10 with AF 2. is what i am doing a big mistake?
  • 3 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      I think overall it's fine. If he has hand, you are getting money in anyway, but if he doesn't have one, you just wanna get some additional money out, so c/r is fine. It's widely know as nuts line, but that doesn't change much as if he has hand or draw, he will call as you give him good odds (you may even make it a bit bigger). If was just blindly 2nd barreling, he will fold anyway.
      We may think of playing tricky and checking back river to let him bet anything he has, but that would look strange after you c/r on turn and he may check back many hands, so I like betting out like 1/2 pot here.
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      I would bet 1/2 on the flop myself. The rest looks like standards nuts line but if opponent couldn't tell it's his mistake and your win. Nh!
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I'd either lead out or check/raise the flop and shovel money in, people with a good piece of that board like JT or Qx won't be able to fold anyway.

      As played it's sad not to be able to shove the river after just calling the turn, so I'd make sure I raise the turn bigger to set up a 2/3 river jam.

      Hope it helps.