[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH; Top Pair+Flush Draw, best bet line?

    • Fubu27
      Joined: 04.09.2009 Posts: 21
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      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J, K.
      Hero raises to $0.75, 2 folds, BB calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($1.6) K, 8, 2 (2 players)
      BB bets $1.00, Hero raises to $3.00, BB calls $2.00.

      Turn: ($7.6) 9 (2 players)
      BB bets $3.50, Hero raises to $26.97(All-In), BB calls $8.37(All-In).

      River: ($46.44) 5 (2 players)

      On the Flop I get a hand I know I have to go all-in with, the question is what is the better way of doing it. Villain donks the Flop and I think raising him would make it easier to put him all-in on a later street. He donks again on the Turn and I wonder if it would be better to call or raise. What I thought to take the later decision was that, that way, he wouldn't be able to fold on the River if a scare card like 4th came on the last street. Also, if he happened to have a better flush draw, well, I wouldn't want it to put it cheap for him.

      The reason I thought about calling was that I didn't see any reason to protect at all, but ended up pushing because of the above thoughts.

      But what are your opinions about the hand in general?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I think I´d played the same way.
      Only reason why you should call turn is if you see him having better kx hand and hope he doesn´t shove river, but as strong hand as KJ I´d also put him all-in to protect against draws and get value from worse hands