Originally Posted by zdm
SB: $17.95 (179.5 bb)
BB: $10 (100 bb)
MP: $9.56 (95.6 bb)
Hero (CO): $14.21 (142.1 bb)
BTN: $10.60 (106 bb)
Preflop: Hero is CO with Qh Jc
MP folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, 2 folds
Flop: ($0.75) Qs Qd Ac (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $0.48, Hero calls $0.48
Turn: ($1.71) 3c (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN checks
River: ($1.71) Ah (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $1.09, Hero raises to $3.62, BTN raises to $9.82, Hero calls $6.20
Results: $21.35 pot ($0.96 rake)
Final Board: Qs Qd Ac 3c Ah
Hero showed Qh Jc and lost (-$10.60 net)
BTN showed As Ts and won $20.39 ($9.79 net)
The question isn't "should you fold the river"
but rather "should you bet, raise and call".
Actually I have problems with the hand as played before the river which you butchered. The preflop raise was fine but why did you check the flop? The QQA flop is pretty much action dead unless your opponent has an ace or a queen. If you Cbet (as expected you might get looked up for one bet by a pair or a draw. If you check the most likely outcome is that it will just get checked back to you. In this case he actually did have an ace and he bet. Why not checkraise? Again, you'll probably get a call from an ace and a fold from everything else, another queen will probably reraise. Why does everyone feel they have to slowplay all their monsters?The time to slow play is when the villain was the preflop aggressor and when you're own hand is better disguised, flopped set, straight, flush etc.
You checked the turn. Again, why? What do you think that he thinks you have? If he has an Ace he's going to worry that you have a Qeen. If he has a pair he's worried about an Ace or a Queen. Just bet. A hand with some showdown value (ace, pair, draw) might call a small bet but they won't bet themselves. More value lost.
What can I say about the river? Nothing good. Not to put too fine a point on this but you couldn't have played this any worse. What were you trying to accomplish with the check raise? Were you turning your hand into a bluff? No ace is EVER folding so what were you bluffing
him off of that you didn't already have beat? And when he 4 bets, your Queens Full aren't even a good bluff catcher. Quite honestly I think that you thought you had a monster and when it went south you panicked. I'm not saying that to be insulting, it's the natural reaction for anyone when we find ourselves facing situations that we are not familiar or comfortable with. You overcome it with experience and self analysis, not with defeatist statements like
Originally Posted by zdm
In 20 mins , I have two trips, I almost suspect the system set it up deliberately.
No problem with the 2nd hand. Good preflop raise, good value bets, bad outcome. That's poker.