Oh Wise Poker Nuts Your Help is Needed!

    • Sashalyuber
      Joined: 19.01.2010 Posts: 52
      Alrighty Yall, I am here to be judged!

      Two Questions!

      1) Lately it seems my least profitable hands seem to be KQs... I am wondering if raising from middle position with KQs playing MSS is correct? I'd like to hope it is :)

      2) Second is my post flop play, I have absolutely no stats on villain and would assume his not slow playing anything from his preflop call and is likely holding a mediocre hand. Now the flop comes it is draw heavy however with his calling range I don't expect him to complete a straight. I however flop top pair and raise. I am just wondering if my line was correct and if anyone had any opinions on how to play KQs =D

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (8 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      Hero (MP1) ($1.98)
      MP2 ($3.93)
      CO ($5)
      Button ($7.58)
      SB ($2.66)
      BB ($5)
      UTG ($9.08)
      UTG+1 ($4.27)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q:heart: , K:heart:
      2 folds, Hero bets $0.15, 3 folds, SB calls $0.13, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.35) K:diamond: , 5:diamond: , 7:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.22, SB calls $0.22

      Turn: ($0.79) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.57, SB raises to $1.14, Hero folds

      Total pot: $1.93 | Rake: $0.08
  • 1 reply
    • JohnDoe1313
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,035

      1) how big is your sample? Or just a feeling? I saw your other KQ threads. Reason why you are losing could be that you 3bet it without knowing your opponent. Is the 3bet as a bluff or for value? One probably cannot tell.

      2) Bet/folding is fine. Still I would consider checking behind turn because there is no reason to protect anymore and there aren't many weaker hands which could play you off. I would call reasonable amount like 1/2 pot on river or bet it myself in case SB checks.

      That's my opinion. I could be mistaken as I'm still learning too.