[NL20-NL50] NL50[SH] KJs 3b-pot

    • Harcenko
      Joined: 26.08.2010 Posts: 25
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, J.
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, 2 folds, BB raises to $5.00, Hero calls $3.50.

      Flop: ($10.25) 4, K, 9 (2 players)
      BB bets $6.00, Hero calls $6.00.

      Turn: ($22.25) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $11.00, BB raises to $25.25, Hero raises to $47.15, BB calls $21.90.

      River: ($116.55) 9 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $116.55.

      BB 23/20/2.8
      3b from blinds 10%
  • 2 replies
    • Absolutism
      Joined: 09.08.2008 Posts: 4,372
      Calling pre is very thin i think... with KQ its better to call, but KJ is a little bit too weak i think, i would rather bluff 4bet him (we have some blockers), calling is very marginal at best.

      I would check back this turn. We dont really have too much value in betting, only vs QQ-JJ with one diamond (but they will x/c rather than x/r), or AQ-AJ with a diamond (but they would barrel a lot more then x/r i think). Made flushes, sets and better Kx hands will x/r a ton here, and we only beat Ahx semibluffs.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Harcenko,

      Preflop: Not a huge fan of Calling either here. Really comes up to the opponent and the table dynamics on previous hands. But more inclined to 4bet it than Call if rather unknown-active opponent.

      As played
      Postflop: Even if you bet the turn I don't really see how we can continue. Most likely we are beat and I'd be rather inclined to Bet/Fold it and ~$15 rather than make it 1/2 pot size bet which might even him induce to ship with some A:hX hand. And betting the turn is still perfectly fine vs any kind of 1card draw.

      Best regards.