[NL2-NL10] NL Beginner (2c/4c): KK on flushy board

    • MrMauve
      Joined: 23.04.2008 Posts: 18
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players

      MP3: $1.26 (31.5 bb)
      CO: $4.10 (102.5 bb)
      BTN: $5.80 (145 bb)
      Hero (SB): $4.37 (109.3 bb)
      BB: $7.57 (189.3 bb)
      UTG+1: $6.99 (174.8 bb)
      UTG+2: $4.84 (121 bb)
      MP1: $4.14 (103.5 bb)
      MP2: $4 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K K
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.04, 4 folds, BTN calls $0.04, Hero raises to $0.24, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.56) J J 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.42, BTN calls $0.42

      Turn: ($1.40) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, BTN calls $0.70

      River: ($2.80) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Results: $2.80 pot ($0.18 rake)
      Final Board: J J 5 2 Q
      BTN showed 7 7 and lost (-$1.36 net)
      Hero mucked K K and won $2.62 ($1.26 net)

      I run out of steam on the river! I feel like I've had to bet flop and turn because of flush draw potential (one-card draws in the case of the turn bet) but I'm not sure I want to play for a bigger pot than the one that ends up being built by the river, so I check. Who that I can actually beat gets this far and then calls a bet on the river, anyway? Ace of clubs with a queen?

      Do you keep betting?

      PS My only info on BTN is that I lost a bit of money to him one orbit previously when I reacted aggressively to a "blind steal" of his which turned out to be AA :O
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello MrMauve,

      Rather bet the turn bigger than induce any kind of bluffs. Such a sizing may easily even induce bluffs. I'd most likely do ~$1 and Bet/Fold it. But otherwise seems to be fine, what was your plan on the river?

      Best Regards.