[NL2-NL10] NL10 KQo Kind of slowplay

    • Ashtreeforest
      Ashtreeforest
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      Joined: 08.02.2008 Posts: 4
      Titan Poker Zantedeschia (Beginner) 0.05/0.10, hand converted by the iPoker Converter at Talking-Poker

      saw flop | [color:#C00000]saw showdown[/color]

      Button Button ($16.29)
      SB [color:#C00000]Hero ($1.75)[/color]
      BB BB ($1)
      UTG ($8.74)
      UTG+1 ($8.72)
      MP ($2.11)
      MP ($3.78)
      MP MP ($7.59)
      CO-1 [color:#C00000]CO-1 ($1.90)[/color]
      CO ($1.90)

      Preflop: Hero is in the SB with Q :diamond: K :spade:
      4 folds, MP calls 0.10, CO-1 calls 0.10, 1 fold, Button calls 0.10, Hero calls 0.05, BB checks.

      Flop (0.50) Q :heart: 2 :club: K :heart:
      Hero checks, BB checks, MP checks, CO-1 bets 0.40, 1 fold, Hero raises to 0.80, 2 folds, CO-1 calls 0.40.

      Turn (2.10) A :spade:
      Hero moves all-in for 0.85, CO-1 calls 0.85.

      River (3.80) 4 :spade:

      CO-1 shows 5 :heart: 3 :heart:
      Hero shows Q :diamond: K :spade:

      CO-1 wins 3.80 with A straight, Five high

      Was the bet on the flop big enough? And in general how would u play this hand?
  • 3 replies
    • nttflox
      nttflox
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 673
      You could have raised pre-flop here to 0.7 or 0.8 or even push it all-in given there are three limpers ahead of you. I personally don't like KQ too much. Sometimes I limped it too from blinds.
      On the flop c/r is not a bad idea, but raise all-in because in my experience people won't fold their flushdraw anyway. There is some risk although with this line, because if noone bets you'll have a tougher decision on turn. The safest line would be bet/push flop, push turn.
    • Gremlin68
      Gremlin68
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      Joined: 18.08.2006 Posts: 345
      I would bet on the flop directly against a possible flushdraw to reduce the number of opponents.

      Played as you did latest against the raise I would have pushed directly. You have only left 0.85 on the turn and you are first in anyway. A raise of 0.85 in a pot of 2.8 has no FE so it's an easy call for yr opponent.

      NO question that I would go broke anyway. :)
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      To complete in the SB with such a hand like KQo is ok, as long as you only play for Two Pair or better.
      On this flop here against so many opponents I would either play bet/push or if there are very aggressive players behind me check/push.