[NL2-NL10] KJs: Opening up play, sub-optimal or bad play

    • MoneyDearest
      MoneyDearest
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      Joined: 08.05.2011 Posts: 119
      Question as in subject.

      Also, what about my bet sizing when my luck came in :D ?





      BB: $5.52 (110.4 bb)
      UTG+1: $11.72 (234.4 bb)
      UTG+2: $5.56 (111.2 bb)
      MP1: $4.68 (93.6 bb)
      Hero (MP2): $1.93 (38.6 bb)
      MP3: $5.14 (102.8 bb)
      CO: $5.07 (101.4 bb)
      BTN: $2.05 (41 bb)
      SB: $4.98 (99.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K:club: J:club:
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.20, 5 folds, MP1 calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.47) 5:spade: K:diamond: J:spade: (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, MP1 calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.27) 3:heart: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.40, MP1 calls $0.40

      River: ($2.07) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.93, MP1 folds

      Results: $2.07 pot ($0.10 rake)
      Final Board: 5:spade: K:diamond: J:spade: 3:heart: 3:diamond:
      MP1 mucked and lost (-$1 net)
      Hero mucked K:club: J:club: and won $1.97 ($0.97 net)
  • 3 replies
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hey MoneyDearest,

      I would raise potsized on the Flop so you can get it in on the Turn if I am correct. You have to fastplay this hand and therefore you have to go all-in as soon as possible.

      You give him way too good odds on the Flop with this raise

      Best regards,
      Gerv
    • MoneyDearest
      MoneyDearest
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      Joined: 08.05.2011 Posts: 119
      When you say fastplay, you mean I should try to take it down / protect my hand?

      I was thinking that this two pair was strong enough, that I should bet big enough to get some money in the pot, but small enough so that he wouldn't fold, or even go all in himself if he has something like AK.

      Are you saying that you have better chance to get all the money in if you bet harder but sooner?

      Cheers,

      Money.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by MoneyDearest
      When you say fastplay, you mean I should try to take it down / protect my hand?

      I was thinking that this two pair was strong enough, that I should bet big enough to get some money in the pot, but small enough so that he wouldn't fold, or even go all in himself if he has something like AK.

      Are you saying that you have better chance to get all the money in if you bet harder but sooner?

      Cheers,

      Money.

      You just have to raise bigger to get all-in on the TUrn. That's the fastest way to get all-in. If he folds, that's fine because he was bluffing all day long. What you do NOT want is giving away odds to draws. He is bet/calling anyway with those draws on the Flop for sure so why not make it bigger if you know that ;)

      Best regards,
      Gerv