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NL5 QJ oop action line - Fri Mar 22, 2013, 06:24 AM
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Hello, I played this hand against a 30/14 ag 1,8 fcbet 76 wtsd 22.


By the river I wasnt sure to bet so I planned a half pot bet ready to fold to a push.
I was thinking should I overbet all in at the river? Or should I have just check folded? I dont like playing hands oop for this reason, too many tought decisions.
 
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Fri Mar 22, 2013, 06:24 PM
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Hey Mind

I think you made a mistake on the turn. I would check this turn had I bet the flop. Why? Because I am worried about being called by worse and creating issues by the river.

We have a medium strength hand on this board, certainly not one worth three streets of value. So betting all three streets is a mistake. The question is, which two should we pick? I don't mind it being flop and river or turn and river. The reason is in both cases we can check-call the street we decide to check.

What is so hard about playing this hand? You have top pair and an open ender. On any street you check your opponent can't blow you off your hand so easily and you will either have the best hand or outs to improve if you are behind.

Think about the range you are trying to get called by on the turn. It is JJ, JT, AT, J9. It is not that big a range. That suggests you shouldn't bet and go for it on the river. Or even check the flop.
 
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Fri Mar 22, 2013, 07:51 PM
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So you're basically suggesting to take a passive line here, I did bet for protection, but i think what would i be afraid of? any other upcoming card may only help me completing my draw. would you call 3 bets here? or call only 1 or maybe 2 and folding the river?
 
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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Gareth's saying that it's hard to get called by worse if you bet all three streets. When a hand like QJ makes one pair, you'll typically win a small pot, or lose a big one. Firing 3 streets here folds out all the worse hands and leaves you feeling committed to calling a river shove, when you only have a marginal one pair hand. If you bet the flop, then check the turn, you won't be committed, and worse hands will still be in the pot on the river. In my experience, the bet-check-bet line (which looks fishy) can mean you get looked up very light, which is perfect if all you have is one pair with a medium kicker.


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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 07:41 PM
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ok I understand thank you very much guys
 

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