[NL2-NL10] NL5 KK River bet size?

    • jdnismo
      jdnismo
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.07.2010 Posts: 193
      Full Tilt Poker $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 1131289
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      CO: $1.34
      BTN: $5.09
      SB: $1.81
      BB: $5.07
      UTG: $5.00 [10/7/2]
      UTG+1: $5.00
      Hero (MP1): $5.29
      MP2: $5.16 [36/14/1]

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is MP1 with K :club: K :spade:
      UTG raises to $0.20, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.50, MP2 calls $0.50, 4 folds, UTG calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.57) J :club: 5 :heart: J :diamond: (3 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks, MP2 checks

      Turn: ($1.57) 7 :spade: (3 players)
      UTG bets $1, Hero calls $1, MP2 folds

      River: ($3.57) 5 :club: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $1.60, UTG calls $1.60


      UTG was what seemed like a reg (always adding to full stack), but probably more like a nit and MP2 was a fish.

      I checked the flop b/c there were no draws and MP2 could have hit the J. He insta-checked behind me so either that was v. good or v. bad.

      On turn I put UTG on 2 overs or TT+. There was no way he's raising UTG with QJ or KJ but AJ was definitely in his range and might have checked flop to induce a bluff from me or MP2, so I just call. Also, MP2 was yet to act.

      When he checks river I know I'm ahead, but I wasn't too sure how much to bet here. I think maybe I should have bet around $2.40?

      Also I think I should've raised more preflop, to around $0.70-$0.80?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello jdnismo,

      Preflop: Definitely raise it bigger here, ~$0,70-0,80 as you said. We are just giving great odds for others to Call for set or whatsoever.

      As played
      Flop: I don't see why we should be scared here just CBet and get value from a lot of PPs.

      As played if flop was Checked
      Turn: Yeah, likely Calling is fine, since not many worse hands will Call us anyway if we do raise here.
      River: I think the bet sizing should be fine, also gives room for him to make the Call with just A high.

      Overall, missed a lot of value by not betting the flop.

      Best regards.