[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR KQo - TP2K, bet flop, c/call t&r

    • Brevvy2190
      Joined: 09.02.2011 Posts: 28
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K:diamond: , Q:heart:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, CO calls $0.08, BU calls $0.08, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.27) K:spade: , 9:diamond: , 4:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.18, CO calls $0.18, BU calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.81) 2:spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks, BU bets $0.28, Hero calls $0.28, CO folds.

      River: ($1.37) 4:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.68, Hero calls $0.68.

      Final Pot: $2.73

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two-pair, kings and fours (Kd Qh)
      BU shows (Kh Jh)

      Hero wins with two-pair, kings and fours (Kd Qh)

      Was happy to flop top pair 2nd kicker here but a lot less comfortable when both opponents called my two-thirds pot bet on the flop. Went into way ahead, way behind mode against button check-calling turn and river. Not an ideal spot to be in with top pair 2nd kicker but turn bet was small and folding the river seemed too weak. Thoughts?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Brevvy2190,

      Rather 2nd barrel the turn than Check/Call it, we need to protect our hand. He may easily just Check behind his FDs or whatsoever draws. But while we still can get a lot value from a lot of weaker Kx/weaker pairs/draws type of hands.

      Best regards.