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[NL2-NL10] KJ suited - UTG - SH

    • ytsoP
      Joined: 15.07.2011 Posts: 85
      MP: $3.96 (198 bb)
      CO: $0.64 (32 bb)
      BTN: $2.04 (102 bb)
      SB: $2.01 (100.5 bb)
      BB: $1.13 (56.5 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $5.48 (274 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K J
      Hero raises to $0.06, MP calls $0.06, 4 folds

      Flop: ($0.15) 9 Q 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $0.11, Hero calls $0.11

      Turn: ($0.37) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $0.27, Hero raises to $0.60, MP calls $0.33

      River: ($1.57) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.62, MP folds

      Results: $1.57 pot ($0.10 rake)
      Final Board: 9 Q 2 T J
      MP mucked and lost (-$0.77 net)
      Hero mucked K J and won $1.47 ($0.70 net)

      Edit: changed format.
  • 2 replies
    • ytsoP
      Joined: 15.07.2011 Posts: 85
      My opinion

      I'm not sure whether I played this well or not. I'm comfortable raising pre-flop UTG with KJ suited, especially short handed. My only concern was my post-flop play.

      I feel as if floating on the flop to hit three outs (taking away the the 10 :spade:) could have been a bad choice. I decided that I could get a decent amount of money out of Villain if I hit my straight. I'm starting to disagree with check-raising the turn too. Should I have straight up bet in case he checked with two clubs or even AK, meaning that the river would have given him the better straight?

      I don't feel as if I played this terribly, just not very well.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello ytsoP,

      Welcome to the NL Hand Evaluation Forum! Hopefully we will see more hands from you in the future. I hope that with our help you can improve your play and as well move up the limits. We will be waiting for the next hands and till that good luck on tables!

      Preflop: On those limits if I even opened it from here then 4xBB. :) I am not making any smaller raise on so small limits where our raise is mainly for value.

      As played
      Flop: Doesn't really make sense to Check/Call the flop, worst play ever to take. You don't have the implied odds! CB yourself or if you Check then it's a Check/Fold.

      As played
      Turn: Check/Raise size is way too small, you should do it pot size!

      As played
      River: Bet for value, could bet it even bigger. :)

      Best Regards.