[NL20-NL50] NL20 SH KQs without initiative 3way

    • SPeedFANat1c
      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 4,964
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.20(BB) Replayer
      SB ($60.24)
      BB ($32.69)
      UTG ($4)
      CO ($20)
      Hero ($25.63)

      Dealt to Hero Q:diamond: K:diamond:

      fold, CO raises to $0.60, Hero calls $0.60, fold, BB calls $0.40

      FLOP ($1.90) K:club: 8:heart: A:club:

      BB checks, CO bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20, BB folds

      TURN ($4.30) K:club: 8:heart: A:club: 3:diamond:

      CO checks, Hero bets $2.40, CO calls $2.40

      RIVER ($9.10) K:club: 8:heart: A:club: 3:diamond: J:heart:

      CO checks, Hero checks

      CO: 24/19/2.6
      steal from CO 17 (36)
      fold to 3bet 40 (5)
      cbet 55
      wtsd 30
      hands 339

      SB: 16/13/2.7
      fold to cbet 44
      hands 882

      Good flop for cbet, so I call, because he does not necesarry has an ace.

      Now on turn, I could check back, because if I bet I am turning my hand into a bluff. And it would suck if I get raised. On the other hand - he goes to a showdown a lot, so he might want to call with KJ, because he thinks I am bluffing. And one more good thing - I can hope free river.

      So what do you think - is it better to bet turn, or check? If I check, I guess I will have to call on the river, because I don't put him on many aces, if he has ace, he should bet turn for protection.
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      So what do you think - is it better to bet turn, or check?
      - personally prefer betting, since if he would give up that spot sm like T9s he would not really going to c/c river or bet himself if he hits his T or 9 and most of the times he would go anyway either on pot control with worse hand or c/f hands that has sometimes some equity against your KQ.
      + you can then always take your free showdown once you bet/fold half potsize on the turn.