[NL2-NL10] Pot Control due to Possible Domination (KJs)

    • lynius
      lynius
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.01.2011 Posts: 382
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $0.83
      SB:
      $2.45
      BB:
      $4.35
      UTG1:
      $1.71
      UTG2 (Hero):
      $2.42
      MP1:
      $1.42
      MP2:
      $1.85
      MP3:
      $5.40


      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with K, J.
      UTG1 folds, Hero calls $0.02, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0.10, 4 folds, BB calls $0.08, Hero calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.31) 4, K, 6 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.19, BB folds, Hero raises to $0.57, MP2 calls $0.38.

      Turn: ($1.45) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 checks.

      River: ($1.45) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, MP2 calls $0.50.

      Final Pot: $2.45.

      Besides the obvious flaw in pre-flop play, I slow played to re-raise his c-bet. On the turn I was concerned about domination and thought that a check would be the best method of pot control.

      Was this the best idea or was the board too drawy at this point? The other consideration is that by calling such a large bet, I have assumed villain is playing some made hand.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello lynius,

      Preflop: Don't limp with those hands, if you want to play them then raise it up!

      As played
      Postflop: Well, I don't like your Check/Raise at all here. You are just value-towning yourself. Rather donk there and protect your hand being in such a multiway pot and find out where you stand.

      Best Regards.