Hi, I think this is my first ever post in the NL full ring forum but I've been doing pretty well at the microstakes full ring game on merge recently but I wanted to get some opinions on a hand I played.
The CO is about average tightness preflop, doesn't get to crazy and plays fit or fold on the flop
The Button is just an awful poker player, calling down way too much and is fairly passive.
Merge Network $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 1755125
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Hero (BB): $8.70
Pre Flop: ($0.06) Hero is BB with Q K
UTG calls $0.04, 3 folds, CO raises to $0.16, BTN calls $0.16, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.12, UTG calls $0.12
Flop: ($0.66) Q 3 3 (4 players)
Hero bets $0.30, UTG folds, CO calls $0.30, BTN calls $0.30
Although donking is something that I very rarely do, I decide to do it here because the CO will only bet if he hit the queen or has an over pair, I wanted to make sure any diamond draw or overcard had to pay for the draw so I led out.
Turn: ($1.56) 5 (3 players)
Hero bets $1.00, CO folds, BTN calls $1
After getting called on the river, I figure I'm most likely up against a diamond draw. Just based on the types of hands that I've seen the villain play. weaker queens are also possible. With this player an Ace is also possible with him, so I decide to bet out. After he calls I'm sure he is on a diamond draw or a weaker queen.
River: ($3.56) A (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $1.20, Hero folds
Final Pot: $3.56
BTN wins $3.39
On the river, I don't want to pay off the hand that I think he likely has, so I hope that he checks back the flop but he decideds to bet 1/3 pot. I really don't think he is bluffing that often and I don't think he would bet with the queen. I could be wrong but I guess I'm just looking for some alternative theories, possibly bet/fold the river instead of check/fold. I'm not sure.