[NL2-NL10] NL10 KQs shove?

    • Slimijs
      Joined: 22.01.2011 Posts: 98
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (9 handed)

      Button ($9.74)
      SB ($13.39)
      BB ($10.79)
      UTG ($10.23)
      UTG+1 ($9.35)
      MP1 ($9.64)
      MP2 ($10.95)
      MP3 ($14.24)
      Hero (CO) ($14.14)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, K
      UTG calls $0.10, 4 folds, Hero bets $0.40, 2 folds, BB calls $0.30, UTG calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.25) 3, 4, 3 (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG bets $1.25, Hero calls $1.25, 1 fold

      Turn: ($3.75) Q (2 players)
      UTG bets $2.56, Hero calls $2.56

      River: ($8.87) 9 (2 players)
      UTG bets $5.25, Hero calls $5.25

      Total pot: $19.37 | Rake: $0.96

      Results below:
      UTG had 9, 9 (full house, nines over threes).
      Hero mucked Q, K (two pair, Queens and threes).
      Outcome: UTG won $36.82

      FFs, when should i have pushed? Flop or Turn?
  • 2 replies
    • Oly0909
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 843
      Flop: I would call as well. He could be on overpair or bluff, but he could also have nut FD so I don't know is it OK.

      Turn: We improved to TP so I think call is good again.

      River: I don't think he is betting river that much with worse hand than ours, so I'm probably folding on river.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Slimijs,

      I don't like shoving on flop or turn either, we mostly get Called by better hands and against which we rather don't have that great equity. Also Calling turn is likely better for the reason that we also keep bluffs in play or weaker hands. As played river is kinda close, although I think it's rather a fold, I don't really think that he is taking such a line with a lot weaker hand that ours. Only reasonable hand could be is QJ/QT or something similar which beat and even with them I am not really sure that he is betting that big on river.

      Best regards.