[NL2-NL10] NL4 FR What to do with TPGK when a scary card comes at the turn?

    • Phoenix2104
      Phoenix2104
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      Ongame Network $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players

      MP2: $1.08
      CO: $3.74
      BTN: $4.43
      SB: $4.01
      Hero (BB): $1.32
      UTG: $3.12
      UTG+1: $3.56
      UTG+2: $2.78
      MP1: $2.29

      Pre Flop: ($0.06) Hero is BB with Q:spade: K:spade:
      UTG raises to $0.08, 1 fold, UTG+2 calls $0.08, MP1 calls $0.08, MP2 calls $0.08, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.08, SB calls $0.06, Hero calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.56) 9:heart: K:heart: 4:diamond: (7 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.40, UTG folds, UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls $0.40, MP2 folds, BTN folds, SB folds

      Turn: ($1.36) A:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.40, Hero folds

      I got scared, not so much of the Ace but more of the flush and I decided to fold as there aren't many hands that I can beat now and I would have to go all-in if I called.

      Final Pot: $1.36
      Hero mucks Q:spade: K:spade:
      MP1 wins $1.27
      (Rake: $0.09)

      So, how should I have played this, both pre-flop and post-flop?
      Thanks.
  • 3 replies
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Hi,

      Well for starters I reraise preflop. If you had a Pocketpair OK you can setmine but KQs is really a hand that does well in heads up pots where hand ranges are more defined. I also want you to stop calling preflop so that is another reason to say to you to either reraise preflop or just fold

      As you can see you are 7way on the Flop and you just have KQ, so we bet but we are not supersure what our equity is when we get called or raised

      How would you play if the Turn was a T or J ?
    • Phoenix2104
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      As I see it that's an even worse card because the flush still completes and now we're losing to hands that he could have called the flop bet with, like KJ or KT. On the other hand the Ace would only matter if he had a hand like A9, but I doubt he would have called the flop bet with just a pair of nines.
      So again I would check/fold to a $0.40 bet.
      Another question is how much to raise pre-flop? According to strategy articles I have to raise to $0.64, which means that I have to go all-in at the flop no matter what. So what's a logical raise pre-flop?
    • Gerv
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      You can shove preflop or raise like 50cents to shove on any Flop

      Best regards,
      Gerv