[NL2-NL10] how to play after double up

    • JHTAN
      JHTAN
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.07.2010 Posts: 1,331
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP2:
      $4.09
      MP3:
      $0.43
      Hero:
      $3.9

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.96 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K:heart: , K:diamond:
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.40, MP3 raises to $0.43 (All-In), CO folds, Hero raises to $3.90 (All-In), 2 folds, MP2 calls $3.50.

      Flop: ($8.38) Q:spade: , 8:heart: , 7:club:
      Turn: ($8.38) 5:spade:
      River: ($8.38) 6:heart: (3 players)


      Final Pot: $8.38

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows (Jh Js)
      MP3 shows a straight, eight high (4d 3d)
      Hero shows a pair of kings (Kh Kd)

      MP3 wins with a straight, eight high (4d 3d)

      Hi,

      After I double up, I have pocket King. I wish to know how much to open raise preflop. Is that also "4 Big Blinds + 1 Big Blind for every player who has already entered the hand"? Besides, how much to 3bet? As above, since I dont know how to play it. So, I just jam preflop to avoid difficult decision on post-flop. Thanks. :s_biggrin:
  • 3 replies
    • thazar
      thazar
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.09.2009 Posts: 6,560
      You played the hand as you should have, well done. preflop 3.5 to 4bb opening raise is fine
    • Tampaloeres81
      Tampaloeres81
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.03.2009 Posts: 1,416
      Hi,

      Either way is good pushing/raising. you could raise to 1.60 (3x OR + caller) which is still under half of your stack.

      T.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Yes both ways is fine the only thing that matters is how Villain is likely to react on 3bets. if he only 4bets/fold then it doesnt matter. If he is also morelikely to call then raising smaller entices him to call with a lot of weaker hands

      Best regards,
      Gerv