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[NL2-NL10] KQ 3bet from BB

    • AYuraoA
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 317
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP3: $4 (40 bb)
      Hero (CO): $4.15 (41.5 bb)
      BTN: $10 (100 bb)
      SB: $3.90 (39 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      UTG+1: $3.18 (31.8 bb)
      UTG+2: $11.50 (115 bb)
      MP1: $2.26 (22.6 bb)
      MP2: $18.58 (185.8 bb) 29/19/21,7

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K Q
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.30, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.95, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0.65

      Flop: ($2.05) 9 Q T (2 players)
      MP2 bets $1, Hero raises to $3.20 and is all-in, MP2 calls $2.20

      Turn: ($8.45) A (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($8.45) 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $8.45 pot ($0.38 rake)
      Final Board: 9 Q T A 2
      Hero showed K Q and lost (-$4.15 net)
      MP2 showed K K and won $8.07 ($3.92 net)

      I need to evaluate this hand generally. Was it correct of me? I played like this because of his high stats. The 3bet is after 23 examples to he was kinda crazy player as it seems to me...:)

  • 2 replies
    • metza
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 2,220
      The postflop aggression is only 21% though, woulda been better to flat call and see what he does on the turn, Ace could have let you get away from the hand cheap.

      You're unlucky he had KK when he's raising 1/5 hands (although 23 is a very small sample, its very easy to get a run of 5 good hands in a short section of time, and it looks like you're a maniac in the HUD), but he doesn't seem to continue with many hands postflop. So I think its better to just float him and take down the pot when he doesn't bet.
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi AyuraoA

      The 3bet itself is fine I think as a semibluff.

      The Flop you have to keep in mind that it is as a semibluff so when you hit TPTK do not go crazy. QT9r and him donking should set off alarmbells because what can he donk out with assuming it is not a bluff because people are not very creative on your limit:

      Board: 9:spade: Q:heart: T:diamond:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    74.02%  68.65%   5.37% { TT-99, AQs, KJs+, QTs, AdJd, AhJh, AsJs, AQo, KJo }
      MP3    25.98%  20.61%   5.37% { KdQd }

      We need 3:1 which we get on the call but it mostly results in us folding the Turn. IF you think he is bluffing and gives up on the Turn just call the Flop otherwise Folding the Flop is the best play most of the time

      - Gerv