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[NL2-NL10] NL2 KQs in SB

    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
      Super Moderator
      Super Moderator
      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 10,515
      This one played oddly.
      It was my second time in the SB at this table.

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.02(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($0.89)
      BB ($2)
      UTG ($2.04)
      UTG+1 ($0.72)
      UTG+2 ($3.41)
      MP1 ($2)
      MP2 ($1.85)
      CO ($3.56)
      BTN ($2.34) 28/14/0/2 vpip/pfr/3bet/af 141 hands

      Dealt to Hero Q:spade: K:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.04, Hero calls $0.03, fold
      There is no range for "resteal" from the SB.
      However, using Equilab, I can see that this hand is ahead of even the PokerStrategy OpenRaising "tight" range from the button.
      Since his raise was small, I thought that with a call I could see a flop cheaply.


      FLOP ($0.10) Q:club: K:heart: T:diamond:

      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.33, BTN calls $0.23
      I almost never check/raise (2% overall), but this seemed like an ideal spot to give it a try. I didn't want him to fold by donking, but I would have been happy to take it down here. His call surprised me, since I was expecting a fold -- no idea why I was expecting it, but I did.

      TURN ($0.76) Q:club: K:heart: T:diamond: 4:spade:

      Hero bets $0.50, BTN raises to $1, Hero calls $0.02 (AI)
      This looks weird, but I just clicked the "Raise" button, not noticing that I the slider hadn't reached the end.

      RIVER ($1.80) Q:club: K:heart: T:diamond: 4:spade: 5:heart:


      BTN shows 8:spade: J:spade:
      (Pre 32%, Flop 28.9%, Turn 18.2%)

      Hero shows Q:spade: K:spade:
      (Pre 68%, Flop 71.1%, Turn 81.8%)

      Hero wins $1.71


      All in all I think I would have been better off 3Betting preflop, and CBetting post.
  • 2 replies
    • JohnDoe1313
      JohnDoe1313
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,195

      All in all I think I would have been better off 3Betting preflop, and CBetting post.
      Definitely. Unless you have a read that some player is trying to trap with open minraises, you can treat a minraise as two limpers, because it is weak. I think you can raise it to $0,12 preflop and then c-bet the flop.
    • MrRaupE
      MrRaupE
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.09.2007 Posts: 15,589
      against a minraise you can 3bet this preflop to 0,12$

      as played it's postflop a nh (turn you should push directly, but you have noticed that)