[NL2-NL10] NL4; SH: KJ UTG or

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $5.90 (147.5 bb)
      SB: $4.81 (120.2 bb)
      BB: $10.76 (269 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $5.14 (128.5 bb)
      MP: $5.02 (125.5 bb)
      CO: $2.44 (61 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with J K
      Hero raises to $0.16, MP calls $0.16, CO calls $0.16, BTN folds, SB calls $0.14, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.68) 8 4 K (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.51, MP calls $0.51, 2 folds

      Turn: ($1.70) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.24, MP raises to $2.48, Hero folds

      Results: $4.18 pot ($0.27 rake)
      Final Board: 8 4 K T
      Hero mucked J K and lost (-$1.91 net)
      MP mucked and won $3.91 ($2 net)

      MP's stats:
      VP/PFR/AF/FoldtoCbetFlop/FoldtoCbetTurn/WTS/hands 44/17/0.6/30(10)/33(3)/72

      CO's stats: VP/PFR/AF/WTS/hands 18/6/3.0/14/33
      SB's stats: VP/PFR/AF/WTS/hands 57/7/1.9/31/75

      Preflop:
      This might be a bad choice actually. The truth is I do not know. I just thought that since there are 2 fish on the table, one of whom is OOP this is not the worst openraise. It probably is not a good choice though. I do not know.

      Postflop:
      A cbet on the flop is probably the best choice but what to do on the turn? Our opponent called a UTG openraise and a flop cBet in a 4way pot – that should show some strength at least. I wouldn't like check/calling two streets but Maybe checking and hoping for a free showdown or a small bet is a better option than just simply betting the turn?
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      We definitely have to Bet the turn for protection and no other way to play it. I don't really like to turn my hand into bluff-catcher in those spots. Nice hand!

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Do you agree with the preflop openraise?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      Do you agree with the preflop openraise?
      Depends a lot on many factors:
      a) your preflop/postflop awareness
      b) what kind of opponents we have on table
      c) do you think they are capable of calling with a lot worse Jx/Kx hands?

      Although I would practically advice myself not to open from UTG and at first play with AJo profitable and then adjust your range accordingly. KJs might be a open-raise.