[NL2-NL10] KK NL2 FR A on flop

    • ilovemagic
      Joined: 09.09.2011 Posts: 1,019
      this hand was played against a calling station type. i figured b/f was the correct line here, although i really wanted to call because he was playing 50% of hands, i still think he has A-x in most cases here.

      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players - View hand 1608885
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      Hero (SB): $3.95
      BB: $2.12
      UTG: $2.09
      UTG+1: $0.88
      MP: $1.24
      CO: $1.41
      BTN: $1.19

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is SB with K :diamond: K :club:
      3 folds, CO calls $0.02, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.12, 1 fold, CO calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.26) 6 :spade: A :club: 8 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.18, CO raises to $1.29 all in
  • 1 reply
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Hi, ilovemagic.

      Against a calling station bet/folding flop might be better indeed but there is not tons of value. Of course with a 50% range he has lots of draws, pairs+backdoor straights, and even flush draws... but also a few Ax to compensate.

      So betting is ok but I wouldn't mind checking behind on occasion since we even have the redraw in case a :club: hits. This would both let him bluff if he hit nothing (which even a calling station might in such an obvious spot) and would make it easier for him to hit a second pair or call turn and river with one if he did hit the 8 for example.

      Anyway, if he's bad enough to call twice there with worse betting is better but unfortunately it's indeed bet/fold - even if he won't raise AT or so, but if he is indeed a calling station he's not raising 97 either...