[NL2-NL10] Q Q vs an board with a suited texture

    • Saren113
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,973
      Hello I ran into a tough decision today when I was playing a session. I play Q Q raise it up to 4 bb from MP1 MP2 calls me. The flop comes down and I got the top set on the board, I think i made my first mistake here by only betting 0.10 dollar into a 0.19 dollar pot! The ace of spade shows up on the turn and it completes the flush. Witch makes me feel a bit uncomfortble. Cause my opponent have only called the flop, and now he is re raising my pot bet. Can he think that I have a pair of aces?

      I am intrested in all of your opinions and I do only learn more if you make a comment about how you would play the hand!


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q, Q.
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, MP2 calls $0.08, 5 folds, 4 folds, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.19) 8, 7, Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.39) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.39, MP2 raises to $0.97, Hero calls $0.58.

      River: ($2.33) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.41, MP2 calls $0.95(All-In).

      Final Pot: $4.69.

      Results follow:

      MP2 shows three of a kind, eights(8s 8c).
      Hero shows three of a kind, queens(Qc Qh).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, queens(Qc Qh).
  • 2 replies
    • yeahyoung0312
      Joined: 16.12.2009 Posts: 340
      I think you should pot flop and bet 1/2 pot on turn, instead of the reverse.

      As played on the turn villain's action just looks like a flush or AQ. There are only 3 AQ combos out there and about 4-5 flush combos. 88/AQ would probably raise that flop. So it REALLY looks like a flush.

      All in all it's either a push or a fold on the turn. Calling turn and bet river when your hand didn't improve doesn't make sense. Plus if a 4th flush falls on the river you are screwed.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I wouldn´t really bet pot on the turn. I think 0.34 is fine value bet. After get raised I would likely shove. You´re not c/f river, he can raise there worse hands than your set and best just to put all the money in on the turn