[NL2-NL10] QQ from UTG+2

    • Alficor1
      Alficor1
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.06.2010 Posts: 7,291
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $5.37
      MP2:
      $6.38
      MP3:
      $4.94
      CO:
      $1.47
      BU:
      $12.60
      SB:
      $5.02
      BB:
      $5.37
      UTG1:
      $7.32
      UTG2 (Hero):
      $12.03


      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with Q, Q.
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.15, 5 folds, 4 folds, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.37) T, 4, 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, MP2 calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($0.87) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.45, MP2 calls $0.45.

      River: ($1.77) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.95, Hero calls $0.95.

      Final Pot: $3.67.

      Results follow:

      MP2 shows a full-house, fours full of tens(4s 4h).
      Hero shows two pairs, queens and tens(Qc Qs).

      MP2 wins with a full-house, fours full of tens(4s 4h).


      What do you think about my call on the river?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Well his most likely hands on the flop are diamond draws, Tx, 7x, 98/65, some overs with a big diamond sometimes, so by the river he probably doesn't have 7x anymore (and even if he does he won't bet with it), Tx beats you, diamonds beat you, which means you beat busted 98/65/1 big diamond hands that he doesn't fold on the turn. It's a somewhat slim range especially when you take into account that you don't even know if he would actually attempt to bluff with any of the busted draws. Certainly you can think about check/calling if you think he's loose preflop and capable of bluffing busted draws on the river, but it's not really a spot we're happy to bluff-catch in.

      That's if he's fishy of course, if he's not he probably doesn't show up with too many 98/65 hands preflop and he's folding most of them on the turn unless maybe it has a diamond, which never happens against regs because they won't call with offsuit connectors there preflop, so either they have the flush or they don't have a diamond. So if he is a reg, chances are you can't really envision a check/call at all.


      Hope it helps.