[NL2-NL10] NL20 KQ vs strange limp-raise

    • armo
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 451
      Observed MP3 for about 6 hands, looked kind of fishy
      Known players:

      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.44 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K:diamond: , Q:spade: . UTG posts a blind of $0.20.
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.20, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.20, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.10, 2 folds, MP3 bets and is all-in, Hero bets and is all-in.

      Flop: ($13.60) 6:club: , K:spade: , J:diamond:
      Turn: ($13.60) 8:spade:
      River: ($13.60) 5:club:

      Final Pot: $13.60

      Limp-raise from MP3 when MP1 already open-limped, wtf? I could give up the hand to BB steal-raise but this is just wierd. I guess I called for both - no respect for this strange move and the curiosity. The MP3 actually had QQ and was quite angry about this suckout :D
  • 2 replies
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Note that out. If a player tends to limp/raise with the best hands, you need to know that. Otherwise - the stack-to-raise ratio as explained in basic articles...
    • xylere
      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      calling all-in with KQ is bad, because the best you can get is a coinflip.
      But in general, if you have reads about his range, you can adjust accordingly.
      For instance to call with AJ, 99-88, which basic strategy says to fold with 3:1 ratio