[NL2-NL10] NL50 FR - KK, two Aces on flop

    • Faye6891
      Faye6891
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      Titan No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25/$0.50BB (Titan HH Converter by Kreatief)

      BB ($50.00)
      UTG+2 ($50.00)
      MP1 ($61.40)
      MP2 ($50.75) (VPIP:38.78/AF:2.1/WTSD:40/Hands:98)
      MP3 ($48.40)
      CO ($30.90)
      Button ($8.75)
      SB ($51.30) (Hero)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K:club: , K:diamond:
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, 3 folds, Hero raises to $2.25, 1 folds, MP2 calls $2.00,

      Flop: A:heart: , A:club: , Q:spade: ( $5.5 )
      Hero bets $3.70, MP2 raises to $7.40, Hero raises to $17.20, 1 folds

      Final Pot: $29.10

      Did I play it correctly?
  • 10 replies
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      Gutsy move, but well played :)
    • Faye6891
      Faye6891
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      Originally posted by SonicXT
      Gutsy move, but well played :)
      :D

      Well, maybe I should've check/raised him to risk less money for the information I wanted?
    • SonicXT
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      I wouldn't use the check/raise too often in No Limit. It can only be used so rarely that it's hard to define when it's a good time to do it.
      I'm still in the dark on this matter, so I tend to not check/raise yet.

      The thing in this hand is that I don't know what villain's minraise means and I don't know if you do. I can signal weakness (cheap bluff) or strength (please call me, I got you anyway).
      Given his fishy VPIP rate, he could have any ace though ... but the board is nice to take a stab at it, however, I wouldn't do it if a single ace showed up :)
    • Faye6891
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      I don't use it too often... I think. :D

      But in this situation I'd certainly be investing less money for the information I wanted, although I'm not quite sure if I'd really get the right information.

      If he had a little bit higher AF, I'd probably call him down to the end here. But that's not the case, so this hand confused me a bit.
    • kexix
      kexix
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      your hand doesn't really need protection on the flop; you're wa/wb
      4betting this flop makes it easy for villain to fold bluffs/KQ/QJ etc
    • SonicXT
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      That's the point, he didn't want to make more decisions on the turn, where it would be check/fold (I suppose).
    • Faye6891
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      True, if he calls me here, I'd have to play check/fold on the turn.

      But kexix got a point, I could play this hand by letting him bluff or keep betting his Q, so maybe calling his flop raise and switching to check/call on turn and river would've been a better play. (?)
    • aciddrop
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      I think it depends on what you've decided. If you think he doesn't have the Ace, then you are going to a showdown no matter what. Therefore, get there with all his money in the pot, however you do it.
    • Faye6891
      Faye6891
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      Well, there is no way I can be 100% sure, but since he's a somewhat loose player and there are two Aces on the board, I believe he doesn't have an Ace.
    • Thorsten77
      Thorsten77
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      I don't like how you played it: there are two scenarios: he has and A or he doesn't. If he has an A, you won't get him to fold it. By reraising the flop, you scare all smaller pocket pairs, but don't get better hands to fold. I'd call, c/c the turn and make a small value bet on the river if he checks the turn.