[NL2-NL10] Defending with KQs

    • deetee7101
      deetee7101
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.07.2010 Posts: 12
      Just thought I would share the following hand. Not sure if I did anything wrong as I managed to get it all in with the best hand. Just wondering if I should be defending my blinds with KQs.

      I had thought he could have AA which would give him decent outs to a full house and a 1 card out to 4 of a kind.

      Any advice welcome.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $10.30
      MP3:
      $10.00
      CO:
      $4.71
      BU:
      $10.33
      SB:
      $4.00
      BB (Hero):
      $8.65
      UTG1:
      $8.55
      UTG2:
      $10.54
      MP1:
      $16.90


      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, Q.
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.30, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.65) J, T, A (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.40, Hero raises to $1.20, MP2 raises to $2.40, Hero raises to $7.82, MP2 raises to $10.40, Hero calls $0.53.

      Turn: ($19) K (2 players)


      River: ($19) A (2 players)


      Final Pot: $19.

      Results follow:

      MP2 shows four of a kind, aces(As Ad).
      Hero shows a straight, ace high(Ks Qs).

      MP2 wins with four of a kind, aces(As Ad).
  • 7 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello deetee7101,

      Welcome to the NL Hand Evaluation Forum! Hopefully we will see more hands from you in the future. I hope that with our help you can improve your play and as well move up the limits. We will be waiting for the next hands and till that good luck on tables!

      First of all to mention is that you should add to full stack if you playing BSS.

      Preflop: Well, depends really how well you feel yourself being OOP-postflop. Of course the hand is playable. But do you as well consider the opponent having rather wider raising range? Or either will he give up easily?

      As played
      Postflop: Only thing I'd do here is that I'd Check/Raise ~$1,50 and ship after his 3bet. :) Not much you can do here, just got unlucky.

      Best regards.
    • deetee7101
      deetee7101
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.07.2010 Posts: 12
      Thanks for the reply veriz.

      When you say add to full stack do you mean make sure to keep my stack at £10 when it falls below?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by deetee7101
      Thanks for the reply veriz.

      When you say add to full stack do you mean make sure to keep my stack at £10 when it falls below?
      Exactly that. :) A lot of sites even have the possibility to keep the stack always at 100BB. :)
    • deetee7101
      deetee7101
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.07.2010 Posts: 12
      Thanks for the clarification. Will have a look at the poker client settings.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by deetee7101
      Thanks for the clarification. Will have a look at the poker client settings.
      With software do you use?
    • deetee7101
      deetee7101
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.07.2010 Posts: 12
      Pokerstars. I managed to find the setting (Auto-Rebuy ring).
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by deetee7101
      Pokerstars. I managed to find the setting (Auto-Rebuy ring).
      Nice. :) Definitely use it. After you fall under buy-in just let it rebuy. Mostly if you have on the table the maximum amount then you will be able to win also the maximum amount.