[NL2-NL10] Bad raise, bad fold or both?

    • jeszkar
      jeszkar
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.10.2011 Posts: 897
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $2,23
      MP1:
      $1,76
      CO:
      $3,91
      Hero:
      $2,02

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K:diamond: , Q:spade:
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0,02, 2 folds, CO calls $0,02, Hero calls $0,02, SB calls $0,01, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0,10) Q:club: , J:club: , 5:diamond: (5 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, MP1 checks, CO bets $0,08, Hero raises to $0,24, 3 folds, CO raises to $0,40, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $0,74

      Bad raise, bad fold or both?
  • 5 replies
    • ShaQQ
      ShaQQ
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.10.2008 Posts: 162
      I'd raise pre flop to ~0.12, bet flop and probably fold to a raise. As played your fold is fine but I don't particularly like your raise, for the most part calling and re-evaluating turn is fine. In terms of the reasons why you raise pre, you're thinning the field with a hand that plays well in position vs 1-2 opponents and take full advantage of players fold to cbet% post flop, especially when HU.

      EDIT-- Also you're playing post flop with initiative, which is super important.
    • mylove190207
      mylove190207
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.04.2011 Posts: 807
      Raise preflop. I also don't like your re-raise on flop. I am not a big fan of bilding pot in limped pots unles if you have realy strong hand. So just call his raise on flop and evaluate on turn.
    • jeszkar
      jeszkar
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.10.2011 Posts: 897
      Why everyone say raise preflop hands like KQ, AT? The articles said only raise when I'm the first who enter the pot.
    • ShaQQ
      ShaQQ
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.10.2008 Posts: 162
      Apologies, as someone early in their Poker career, calling behind after 2 limpers is okay with KQo :) Post flop, due to the amount of draws on that board and so many opponents I prefer to call CO's lead and make a decision on the turn, hoping to get to showdown as cheaply as possible and by doing so you can get away easily if there's a lot of action from the other players.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello jeszkar,

      Preflop: With the position and very horrible hand to play in multiway pot as KQo I'd really rather raise here. The hand is horrible to play postflop.

      As played
      Postflop: As I was passive preflop then I'd also go for way ahead/behind situation here and just Call and reevaluate on further streets.

      Best Regards.