[NL2-NL10] NL2 KJs in limped pot, call down with tpgk, board pairs on river

    • member001
      member001
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $1.48
      Hero:
      $2.2
      UTG2:
      $1.7
      CO:
      $0.95
      BU:
      $0.76

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.85 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:spade: , J:spade:
      UTG2 calls $0.02, 3 folds, CO calls $0.02, BU calls $0.02, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.10) J:club: , 6:spade: , 4:diamond: (5 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.06, UTG2 calls $0.06, CO raises to $0.12, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.06, UTG2 calls $0.06.

      Turn: ($0.46) 7:club: (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks, CO bets $0.16, Hero calls $0.16, UTG2 folds.

      River: ($0.78) 4:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.2, CO calls $0.20.

      Final Pot: $1.18

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      CO shows (Jh 5h)
      Hero shows two-pair, jacks and fours (Ks Js)

      Hero wins with two-pair, jacks and fours (Ks Js)


      Preflop: standard? I assume KJs is far too dangerous to raise from BB even if everyone else has shown weakness.

      Flop: I think I likely have the best hand because AJ may have raised preflop and 2pair hands are somewhat unlikely given the disconnected board. I bet (i) for value and (ii) to protect, because in an unraised pot these guys could have anything and any card can give someone 2pair or better on turn. Minraise from CU is a bit worrying but I call because (i) massive pot odds and (ii) he is a bit fishy and aggressive 48/4/3.1 so I think he can do this with overplayed tpnk type hands.

      Turn: I have showdown value so I check/call.

      River: I worry that the 4 has given him trips, so I make a smallish blockbet, intending to fold if he raises. Not sure about this river play - is this being too nervous?
  • 1 reply
    • Duudalinja
      Duudalinja
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      Howdy,

      Preflop is fine, we could raise, but we could wake up in a pretty big pot OOP with a bunch of calling stations in it.

      And postflop I think we can bet all the way here. If they will have some stronger hand, I think they'd raise it, so we're safe until that.

      Good luck!