[NL2-NL10] an overcard flop

    • JHTAN
      JHTAN
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.07.2010 Posts: 1,343
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $3.35
      Hero:
      $2
      BU:
      $3.39

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.94 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q:heart: , Q:diamond:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, CO folds, BU calls $0.40, SB calls $0.35, BB folds.

      Flop: ($1.30) K:diamond: , 8:club: , 7:club: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.81, BU raises to $2.99 (All-In), SB calls $2.95 (All-In), Hero folds, BU gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      Turn: ($8.01) 5:heart:
      River: ($8.01) 3:club: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $8.01

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      BU shows (Jd Jc)
      SB shows a pair of kings (Kc Th)

      SB wins with a pair of kings (Kc Th)

      Hi,

      With an overcard K on the Flop and facing two opponents, should I cbet for protection due to draw-heavy broad or check/fold? Thanks :s_cool:
  • 2 replies
    • Ichorid
      Ichorid
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.12.2008 Posts: 11
      I think you played it just right. 2/3 bet with "middle" pair and fold when you know you're losing.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey JHTAN,

      In this case check/folding would've been the better choice, because A or K on the board as an overcard are very dangerous as players love to play Ax and Kx type of hands on lower limits and you face 2 opponents not only one which makes it even more likely that one has hit a king.

      As played, if you do decide to c-bet you should push all-in directly because the c-bet would consist of more than 50% of your stack. And good fold after your c-bet got raised, you are only drawing to 2 of your outs there for sure.

      Regards,
      burek2000