[NL20-NL50] [NL50 RUSH SH] weak KJ play

    • HELLutek
      HELLutek
      Gold
      Joined: 19.07.2008 Posts: 739
      $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($32.90)
      UTG+1 ($106.25)
      CO ($146.50)
      BTN ($50)
      Hero (SB) ($51.60)
      BB ($262.80)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.75, 6 players) Hero is SB J:diamond: K:diamond:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $1.75, CO calls $1.75, 1 fold, Hero calls $1.50, 1 fold

      Flop: 7:diamond: 9:heart: 8:spade: ($5.75, 3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, CO checks

      Turn: K:spade: ($5.75, 3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $4, CO calls $4, Hero calls $4

      River: 5:spade: ($17.75, 3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, CO bets $7.75, Hero folds, UTG+1 folds

      Final Pot: $25.50

      CO wins $24.65 (net +$11.15)

      Hero lost $5.75
      UTG+1 lost $5.75


      MP 22/19 cbet 67% af 2.1
      CO 28/20 af 1.6

      I don't like how I played it. But to be honest I don't know how I should play it. MP probably has air and CO has flush often there.
  • 3 replies
    • MatejM47
      MatejM47
      Black
      Joined: 21.01.2010 Posts: 1,193
      You can't really play it any other way with such a weak kicker you can't raise the turn for value since when ever you get called UTG will have a better kicker with his K and he has position on you. Since he has some reasonable stats his UTG range is mostly AK, KQ, KJ and all his kings have you beat.

      And CO could have a better king as well as the FD so folding the turn is probably the best play here.

      You could turn your hand into a bluff considering none of them has a very strong hand. The best made hand they can have is AK since UTG is betting overpairs, JT and set on the flop 100% of the time and so will the CO. If not CO is raising all his monsters on the turn given how drawy the board just got multiway.
      So when they're capped at FD or AK at best then raising the turn and betting the river on any card should be +EV, but on the other hand against random opponents on NL50 its pretty much suicide to try getting them off TPTK.
    • HELLutek
      HELLutek
      Gold
      Joined: 19.07.2008 Posts: 739
      Would c/r turn get any credibility? Would you check turn with set/straight?
      Let's say you c/r turn, and get called by CO, do you bet if spade comes?
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Don´t really like c/r turn, since I think your hand isn´t good enough, but imo it is strong enough to lead turn for value and c/c on blank river.
      River fold is fine. Don´t expect CO to bluff there and I doubt he i betting for value KT or 9T