[NL2-NL10] NL2 KQo played too risky?

    • anhvusa
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 115
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      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, Q.
      2 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.10, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.23) 5, 4, K (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.11, MP3 raises to $0.22, Hero calls $0.11.

      Turn: ($0.67) 3 (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0.48, Hero calls $0.48.

      River: ($1.63) Q (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.80, MP3 calls $0.80.

      Final Pot: $3.23.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, king high(K Q).
      MP3 shows two pairs, kings and fours(4 K).

      Hero wins with a flush, king high(K Q).

      A small sample on opponent: 51/0/3.4/29/41 [VPIP/PRF/AF/WSD/Hands]

      Flop: My top pair got hard reaction from my opponent, Check/Raise. I realized his Raise is quite small, but cannot be underestimate here. Perharps he's hit a set with 55, 44 or two pairs with K4, K5 (his range is quite wider) here. Though my hand's Equity is very small to beat his hand (as I assumed), but I still called his Raise, because his Raise is small, I've got a top pair with medium kicker, and maybe back-door FD.

      Turn: He shows his aggression. I have nothing more than implied pot odds, and hope Turn card will complete my FD.

      I realized that I made mistake on Flop when he was Check/Raise like that, but is that profitable to call his small Raise with those what I have with my hand (TP with medium kicker, a backdoor FD)?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello anhvusa,

      I'd ask you why do you in first place CB so smallish? You have a leak most likely there. :( You should CB ~$0,18 at least. Although as played overall seems to be fine. But obviously should fix your bet sizing.

      Best Regards.