[NL20-NL50] NL50SH : Protection vs Pot control (KK)

    • SonicXT
      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
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      0.25/0.50 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K:spade: , K:diamond:
      Hero raises to $2.00, 4 folds, BB calls $1.50.

      Flop: ($4.25) Q:spade: , 7:club: , 4:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3, BB raises to $6.00, Hero calls $3.00.

      Turn: ($16.25) J:club: (2 players)
      BB bets $5, Hero calls $5.00.

      River: ($26.25) 7:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $5.50, Hero calls $5.50.

      Final Pot: $37.25

      I wasn't sure whether I was up against a set or a draw and decided to do pot control, because he previously only minraised with a strong hand (2pair, TPTK or set) and bets higher with worse hands.
      Couldn't help the feeling not to trust it and forego protection and just see the showdown as cheap as possible ? Wrong to go by instinct like this sometimes ?
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