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[NL2-NL10] Homework - I have initiative

    • FlashDavin
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 421
      PokerStars - $0.10 NL ZOOM - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: $5.53
      SB: $10.00
      BB: $8.09
      UTG: $9.46
      UTG+1: $5.77
      Hero (UTG+2): $16.13
      MP: $15.68
      MP+1: $27.27
      CO: $9.85

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has K:diamond: Q:spade:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.30, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BB calls $0.20

      I enjoy opening KQ because I find I often have the best hand unless I am 3bet. People aren't actively 3betting me in position so it's +EV in my books.

      Flop: ($0.65, 2 players) 6:spade: Q:heart: Q:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      I catch so much of this board I check behind to induce a bet. I don't think there is too much for my opponent to call with except a pocket pair.

      Turn: ($0.65, 2 players) T:heart:
      BB bets $0.27, Hero raises to $0.90, BB calls $0.63

      I reraise approximately 3X to see if he really has a hand here. Appropriate sizing?

      River: ($2.45, 2 players) 3:spade:
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.00, fold

      I figure he has a solid hand to call my 3bet on the turn so I make a large river bet and he doesn't call unfortunately.

      Hero wins $2.34
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello FlashDavin,

      Why would you want to Check behind here, the pot is already so small, how you planning to build it up? CB the flop is kinda must here, your line obviously is 10x stronger and most of the time Qx hand, really easy to read.

      Best Regards.