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[NL20-NL50] Ahead against anything?

    • BrinkyBill
      Joined: 22.12.2010 Posts: 186
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Poker Stars
      SB ($25)
      Hero ($25)
      UTG ($23.71)
      CO ($28.30)
      BTN ($25.48)

      Dealt to Hero K:diamond: J:spade:

      fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.50, fold, Hero calls $0.25

      FLOP ($1.10) T:diamond: K:spade: 3:club:

      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70

      TURN ($2.50) T:diamond: K:spade: 3:club: 3:spade:

      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.75, Hero calls $1.75

      RIVER ($6) T:diamond: K:spade: 3:club: 3:spade: A:club:

      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.75, Hero folds

      BTN wins $5.71
  • 1 reply
    • Bierbaer
      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      Without any special reads you should just 3bet this preflop for value.
      If you think his range is too strong to do so, then it's just a fold because you don't want to play with a potentially dominated hand OOP vs a strong range against an opponent you don't have reads on.

      As played on the flop you have a checkraise for value. Your hand is decepted, he doesn't expect you to have Kx because AK and probably KQ 3bet pre, so you don't rep much - you're at the top of your range, no need to use this as a bluffcatcher unless you have a reason to (for example the opponent barrels way too much).

      As played the c/c on the turn is close. It's not the best card for him to barrel, but there is a lot of stuff in his BU-range that he can b/f the turn with to get thin value and a free SD so we have the equity to c/c.

      On the river you can definitely not c/c, but you don't necessarily have to c/f.
      After all QJ got there which you could try to rep by checkraising.
      Then again it's hard to say what he's betting. I'd expect at least a 2pair (AT, KT, AK) even though he could bet Ax for thin value vs Kx.

      If you're not comfortable checkraising because you think he might call too much (or not valuebet too thin in the first place), this is a simple c/f.