[NL2-NL10] NL2 KK got stuck on River

    • anhvusa
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 115
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      UTG2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with K, K.
      Hero raises to $0.08, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.08, 5 folds, 4 folds, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.19) J, 6, T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.16, MP2 calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.51) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.38, MP2 calls $0.38.

      River: ($1.27) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.64, Hero ???.

      The villain's stats on 100+ hands: 14/10/1.0/21

      What's kind of range we should put him on? With such a board like this, should I have bet bigger on Turn and should have Fold to his Bet on River?
  • 3 replies
    • Meemawuk
      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 758
      I find it had to believe he is betting Tx here. You can only really beat KQ and maybe AQ if he likes to float IP.

      If we give him AQ:

      Board: J:heart: 6:heart: T:diamond:  Q:heart:  J:spade:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    34.62%  34.62%   0.00% { KdKh }
      UTG+1  65.38%  65.38%   0.00% { QQ-TT, 66, AQs-AJs, KJs+, QJs, JTs, AQo-AJo, KJo+, QJo, JTo }

      But I think AQ might be marginal vs such a nit who might just fold the flop. Without AQ its more like:

      Board: J:heart: 6:heart: T:diamond:  Q:heart:  J:spade:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    15.00%  15.00%   0.00% { KdKh }
      UTG+1  85.00%  85.00%   0.00% { QQ-TT, 66, AJs, KJs+, QJs, JTs, AJo, KJo+, QJo, JTo }

      River is probably a fold once you decide to check. You could have tried playing a bet-fold line instead. He cant raise you with Qx but will also find it tough to fold. Might also call with a curious Tx
    • Firefly52
      Joined: 20.01.2011 Posts: 147
      Everything seems fine, except for the river, If you give up your hand, you check/fold, If you plan on calling after checking, I think it would been better to throw in a small "valuebet/blockbet" in yourself, 20c should do. That way you can fold to a shove amd are less likely to get a raise
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello anhvusa,

      Block-bet/Fold yourself the river rather than Check it. He is just Checking behind a lot worse hands like Qx/Tx, he is not betting with then. 1/2 pot size bet should be enough. Or as you Check then there is no point to Call, I doubt he is bluffing into your anyways or either value-betting with a lot worse. But obviously even if you Call for the given odds it ain't wrong, but I'd be just Check/Folding there.

      Best Regards.