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[NL2-NL10] KK in the BU with A high flop NL25

    • thazar
      thazar
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.09.2009 Posts: 6,561
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $8.10
      UTG2:
      $37.56
      MP1:
      $10.28
      MP2:
      $14.62
      MP3:
      $68.46
      CO:
      $22.75
      BU (Hero):
      $14.02
      SB:
      $22.01
      BB:
      $19.62


      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, K.
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, SB calls $0.50, BB folds.

      Flop: ($1.45) 3, Q, A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.00, SB calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($3.45) 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.50, SB raises to $10.95, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $5.95.

      preflop standard, on flop I decided to cbet standard since no bet from SB, after the flop call, I hesitated barelling but thought that I would have got a bet for protection if SB had an A, and an obvious fold on the c/r. Was my line and bet sizing fine? On the c/r I put him on at least 2 pairs or a set, I doubt he was semi bluffing. i have only 35 hands against this opponent and although he seems more on the aggressive side I dont really have a sample to work with.
  • 4 replies
    • AlCaTrAzzALZ
      AlCaTrAzzALZ
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.05.2008 Posts: 726
      1. hate the pre flop raise size. if u want to drop it down, make it 3bb instead of the standard 4bb open.

      flop bet is fine to try and get a fold, but we're turning a made hand into a bluff here, so the only value in a flop bet is to extract value from Qx and FD's... i dont mind checking flop here
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by AlCaTrAzzALZ
      1. hate the pre flop raise size. if u want to drop it down, make it 3bb instead of the standard 4bb open.

      flop bet is fine to try and get a fold, but we're turning a made hand into a bluff here, so the only value in a flop bet is to extract value from Qx and FD's... i dont mind checking flop here
      I suggested this raising size with his frequency and expectation of the player pool

      I bet $1.25 on the Flop

      Let me ask you this based on the Turnspot:
      I hesitated barelling but thought that I would have got a bet for protection if SB had an A, and an obvious fold on the c/r.
      Protection against what? how much equity does it have against you? Remember combinatorics to define how much x draws is in his range opposed to Y Ax hands
    • thazar
      thazar
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.09.2009 Posts: 6,561
      I did not mean me rpotecting, I meant I expected that if he had an A he would have bet at least the turn for protection hence my barrelling.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      No most players with no iniative and Ax will check to you again most of the times that's why I think barreling with KK sucks