[NL2-NL10] NL2 KK vs possible straight, set

    • Krishjanis
      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 977
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K, K.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.06, Hero raises to $0.18, 5 folds, MP1 calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.39) Q, 9, T (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.25, MP1 calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($0.89) 7 (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.63, MP1 raises to $2.00(All-In), Hero calls $1.01.

      River: ($4.53) 4 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.53.
      Results follow:

      MP1 shows a pair of queens(J Q).
      Hero shows a pair of kings(K K).

      Hero wins with a pair of kings(K K).

      I think I played the hand good till the villain shoved after my raise on the turn. I did make the call, but now when I'm looking at the hand I think I should have folded, because I can only beat a draw, and he could have flopped a set or a straight or even two pair.
  • 2 replies
    • Meras18
      Joined: 28.09.2008 Posts: 114
      Preflop: Standard

      Postflop: I would have raised potsize for max protection and value of draws.

      Turn: I think you have to call the raise, because you get 3.5:1 odds, So you need only 28,7% EQ for calling.

      Board: Q:diamond: T:diamond: 9:club:  7:spade:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    45.51%  44.27%   1.24% { KdKh }
      MP3    54.49%  53.25%   1.24% { TT-99, 77, KJs+, QJs, AdQd, AdJd, AdTd, KdTd, Ad9d, KJo+, QJo, Q9o }

      Against this range you've got even a coin flip.

      But why didn't you check behind and call any blank on the river?
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Krishjanis,

      Well, it's not only case here. We don't need to much either that much while the opponent could even have worse hands like AQ, maybe even KQ if he is loose enough. We need only ~25% equity here to make it break-even so if we even do add AQ into his range then we are very likely even getting it.

      Myself I'd 3bet bigger preflop, 4x vs 3xBB raise.

      Best regards.