[NL2-NL10] NL10 KK very passive preflop

    • martizzo
      Joined: 10.06.2007 Posts: 957
      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K:spade: , K:club:
      UTG folds, UTG+1 calls $0,10, 6 folds, Hero calls $0,05, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0,3) T:spade: , 5:spade: , 2:heart: (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, UTG+1 bets $0,20, Hero calls $0,20, BB folds.

      Turn: ($0,7) Q:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,50, UTG+1 calls $0,50.

        because passive flop start need to extract some value

      River: ($1,7) 7:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2,30, UTG+1 calls $2,30.

      Final Pot: $6,3
  • 4 replies
    • Faye6891
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      I don't mean to offend anyone but I think the hand was horribly played. :(

      Raise ($0.60).

      Bet. There is a FD and SD on the board and you don't want to give free cards here.

      Nicely played. Tho board is too drawy to give free cards, bet amount is OK IMO.

      Why overbet the river when a flush completes?
      If you had played the hand more aggressively you'd probably be all-in (or close to it) by the river, and would have an easier decision.
      As played, I don't know what's the best thing to do here. Maybe blockbet (~$0.70).
    • martizzo
      Joined: 10.06.2007 Posts: 957
      he had QKo
    • aciddrop
      Joined: 08.10.2006 Posts: 1,519
      Doesn't really matter what he was holding. KK is a premium hand, and even played correctly, it will be beaten up to 30% of the time.

      You let BB have a free play here. One day you will do that, and on the river he will show T5..... of Hearts!

      Any two hearts here and you got backdoor flushed on the river, and that is down the toilet.

      Faye is telling you the truth here. Raise PF. If you get to see a flop, bet into it. At least two thirds pot size here.

      If the funky monkey is still there on the turn, he will have to call your even bigger bet, because now, he actually has something.

      If he is a calling station, you can even expect some more money on the river.

      You need to revisit the principles of sound play Martizzo. Check the articles on preflop play, and post flop betsizes. It really matters if you expect to advance the limits, because you will get eaten alive if you take this with you.

      And staying on NL10 isn't any kind of ideal goal.
    • Thorsten77
      Joined: 28.05.2006 Posts: 12,896
      Raise preflop, Bet Flop, Bet Turn, Bet River.