[NL2-NL10] KK - AQx against minraises - wawb?

    • abzupfer
      abzupfer
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.04.2006 Posts: 1,855
      Poker Stars
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.10/$0.25
      8 players
      Converter

      Stack sizes:
      Hero: $49.75
      UTG+1: $18.45
      UTG+1: $30
      MP1: $6.95
      MP2: $23.65
      CO: $24.15
      Button: $1.85
      SB: $6.95
      BB: $39.35

      Pre-flop: (8 players) Hero is UTG with K K
      Hero raises to $1, 5 folds, SB calls, BB folds.

      Flop: A 6 Q ($2.25, 2 players)
      SB bets $0.25, Hero calls.

      Turn: A ($2.75, 2 players)
      SB bets $0.25, Hero calls.

      River: 4 ($3.25, 2 players)
      SB bets $0.25, Hero calls.

      Results:
      Final pot: $3.75

      way ahead way behind?
      I didn't see a big sense behind a raise anywhere, or would a hand like A6 minbet-fold here? or do I have to protect against a flushdraw?
  • 5 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      If if I hold here KJ I would re-raise his donbet and foten take down the pot. No point calling min-bets
    • Pygmalion
      Pygmalion
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      Joined: 12.12.2007 Posts: 36
      um, i frequently find myself in similar situations. In this case, i think a min raise me $0.25 into a pot of approx. $2.25 looks suspiciously like a block bet. I think a 4 times reraise to $1 is worth while. If he calls u can cool down on the turn (though i wld prob bet the turn strong to reinforce the perception that I have a monster) and check/fold check/call the river. I'm not sure if this is the correct play, but it may be worth considering. I'm sure the experts will lft ur know if my suggestio has any merit.
    • Thorsten77
      Thorsten77
      Black
      Joined: 28.05.2006 Posts: 12,896
      I reraise to punish flushdraws. If he calls, I may check behind the turn.
    • Pygmalion
      Pygmalion
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.12.2007 Posts: 36
      I'm not sure if that's thorsten confirming my suggestion...? Another thing to note (thuogh I suppose there is no way of knowing this on the flop) is he bets the same amount when the second Ace comes down. To me this indicates he's block betting. So a reraise on the flop of four times would be the right play (Hopefully the Judges can confirm if this is the correct play)

      An added though to consider, a reraise on the flop is a strong play. If he's holding an ace it could convince him that his kicker is no good. Also, a reraise is consistent with preflop hands: AQ, AA, QQ, AK, all of which should convince your opponent that he's beat.
    • ancha666
      ancha666
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      Joined: 30.01.2008 Posts: 169
      pot is 2$, on flop I reraise to min 1$.