[NL2-NL10] NL4 FR KK, what to do when an A comes at the turn?

    • Phoenix2104
      Joined: 16.04.2011 Posts: 183
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, K.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.16, CO calls $0.16, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.38) 2, Q, 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.24, CO calls $0.24.

      Turn: ($0.86) A (2 players)
      Hero raises to $0.74, CO calls $0.74.

      River: ($2.34) 8 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $2.34.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of kings(Kc Kh).

      CO shows two pairs, aces and queens(Ah Qc).

      CO wins with two pairs, aces and queens(Ah Qc).

      Hi, the question is how to play after the A comes up at the turn?
  • 3 replies
    • metza
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 2,220
      Seems like a 222/999 if he is smart, because he'll see you're pot committing yourself, and be prepared to stack off. If he's not quite as sharp, he's hit a Q on the flop.

      What reads have you got on him? Does he call very often with top or middle pair? Does he pay attention to kicker? As you've chosen to pot commit yourself on the flop, do you expect him to call this cbet if he does not have you beat? Will he do it with just a Queen?

      I think the only hand you don't beat that is calling your turn bet is JT. Might be hard, but I think check/fold turn is best. Why are you playing so shortstacked though, top up!

      His actions strongly suggest one of these 4 hands: 22, 99, AQ, JT
    • Phoenix2104
      Joined: 16.04.2011 Posts: 183
      Opponent is just a typical player of these stakes. Of course he would call the c-bet with top pair (why shouldn't he after all?) and probably he would call it with middle pair also. The question is what do I do after the A comes up? Do I check or do I keep betting? And if I check, do I fold if (when) he bets?
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678

      You can either bet smaller on the Turn and divide your stack among the Turn & River so you can still get a call from a Queen.

      or you can check/call the Turn & depending what the stacksizes are c/f or c/c the River as well

      I prefer betting smaller on the Turn so I get crycalls from him

      Best regards,