[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR - KK vs flushdraw

    • numbnutter
      numbnutter
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2011 Posts: 139
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $2.23
      MP2:
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $2.25
      CO (Hero):
      $2.06
      BU:
      $2.00
      SB:
      $0.58
      BB:
      $4.23
      UTG1:
      $1.23
      UTG2:
      $3.46


      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, K.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.02, MP1 calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, BU calls $0.12, 2 folds, UTG2 calls $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.51) 2, 7, 6 (4 players)
      UTG2 checks, MP1 bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.60, BU folds, UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($1.71) A (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.60, Hero calls $0.60.

      River: ($2.91) J (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $2.91.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of kings(K K).
      MP1 shows a flush, ace high(Q 3).

      MP1 wins with a flush, ace high(Q 3).

      Villain: 49/10 over 94 hands.

      Could I have played this any differently? Was my raise size on the flop big enough to discourage a call? On the turn i'm most likely behind but still could hit a better flush, should I just give up here or is the call okay?
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello numbnutter,

      Flop: Well, actually I am not sure in first place either you should raise here not. :) What would you do against a 3bet for example? You can easily just isolate yourself against strong hands.

      As played
      Turn: I'd just fold here, doubt that you will have really good implied odds here anyways and usually such a donking line ain't a bluffing line but rather avoids you Checking behind with some made hand. I'd most likely just give it up to avoid any marginal situations on the river.

      Best Regards.
    • numbnutter
      numbnutter
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2011 Posts: 139
      Thanks Veriz,

      So how should I be playing the flop, just a call here? Then what if the turn card is a blank and he barrels again, how do I know where I stand there?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by numbnutter
      Thanks Veriz,

      So how should I be playing the flop, just a call here? Then what if the turn card is a blank and he barrels again, how do I know where I stand there?
      Well, I'd base according his bet sizing. If it's bigger then I might even consider folding if we are still multiway. It's again so small and cheap I'd Call.