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[NL2-NL10] KJ top two pair on the flop. NL4

    • ryciaga
      Joined: 21.02.2011 Posts: 136
      I know I was lucky on this hand, but did I play it correctly? (I know, that SHC offers us to fold here).

      Known players:

      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.104 by

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K:diamond: , J:spade:
      UTG2 raises to $0,12, 3 folds, Hero calls $0,12, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($0,30) K:club: , J:diamond: , T:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $0,29, Hero calls $0,29.

      Turn: ($0,88) J:club: (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0,88) Q:heart: (2 players)
      UTG2 raises $5,91 (All-In), Hero calls $4,08 (All-In).

      Final Pot: $10,87

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      UTG2 shows a full-house, tens full of jacks (Th Ts)
      Hero shows a full-house, jacks full of kings (Kd Js)

      UTG2 wins with a full-house, tens full of jacks (Th Ts)
      Hero wins with a full-house, jacks full of kings (Kd Js)
  • 3 replies
    • mylove190207
      Joined: 10.04.2011 Posts: 807
      I don't like your call preflop neither on flop. I think KJo is not good enough against UTG raiser, also his big bet on flop is telling you that he have strong made hand or strong draw. So I prefer fold preflop. Good luck at tables!
    • liguolong
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 731
      I definitely agree that you should fold preflop. But can you really fold on flop? I would even raise flop with top 2 pair. Since KJ blocks most KK, JJ combination, 1010, QQ, AA, AQ and AK are all in his range and you beat most of those.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello ryciaga,

      Preflop: Against UTG range I don't like Calling here, especially while most of the hands dominated which raise from UTG for his range.

      As played
      Flop: Raise right the flop and protect your hand rather than slowplay, we need to protect our hand.

      As played
      Turn: I'd still make a Bet here, we need to build up the pot.
      River: Nothing much to say, we have pretty much the nuts.

      Best Regards.