[NL2-NL10] [SH]NL10 zoom KJs

    • dannywratten
      dannywratten
      Gold
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      [converted_hand][hand_history]Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (BTN): $17.99 (179.9 bb)
      SB: $10 (100 bb)
      BB: $10.98 (109.8 bb)
      UTG: $15.71 (157.1 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $11.44 (114.4 bb)

      MP is 23/18/7.0/19.0/10/58hands
      CO41/21/3.5/0.0/25/29hands
      ok spot to squeeze? i have position, blockers & i think my hand is a bit to marginal to call against two opponents.

      cbet size too small? i thought it was ok being a 3bet pot maybe ~$3 is better.

      Is calling turn out of the question? 1/2 pot size bet, & i was shoving turn if checked to me.

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with J:heart: K:heart:
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.40, CO calls $0.40, Hero raises to $1.45, 2 folds, MP calls $1.05, CO calls $1.05

      Flop: ($4.50) K:spade: 6:heart: 2:spade: (3 players)
      MP checks, CO checks, Hero bets $2.60, MP calls $2.60, CO folds

      Turn: ($9.70) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      MP bets $5.95 and is all-in, Hero calls $5.95

      River: ($21.60) 7:spade: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $21.60 pot ($0.97 rake)
      Final Board: K:spade: 6:heart: 2:spade: 8:diamond: 7:spade:
      Hero mucked J:heart: K:heart: and lost (-$10 net)
      MP showed Q:spade: A:spade: and won $20.63 ($10.63 net)
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  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello dannywratten,

      Preflop: That's the problem with those hands, especially if you are against rather looser opponents who could easily be calling with better Kx/Jx hands and not that many worse Jx/Kx hands. While it's even a suited hand and we have position I wouldn't even mind to play in smaller spots without the expectations that they fold easily. Of course in this case squeeze is still considerable while we are rather against unknown and we could do it to find out how they adjust.

      As played
      Postflop: Depends what do you expect to be in his range there? Do you expect to see worse PPs shoving like that? Do you expect to see a lot flush-draws to ship like that? You still had 60 hands on him and had some kind of overview about him. It's actually a very small part of his range what we beat there and we could even consider folding there. Lets see what kind of range do you expect him to have.

      Best Regards.
    • dannywratten
      dannywratten
      Gold
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      Yeh i really like your postflop thoughts here. I did like my squeeze but now you mention keeping a small pot IP, that seems better.

      In game i didn't see many Kx play like this. It may sound like im being result orientated, but i genuinely thought there was mostly FD's in his range.. But i agree should definately just give up turn. Just avoid the higher variance option all together.Thanks :)
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      You are welcome, always happy to discuss and maybe even talk about ranges. :)