[NL2-NL10] NL10: KQ river 2pair raise size

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1867419
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      UTG: $4.95 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 7,0, Hands: 43
      MP: $10.00 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 6,0, Hands: 107
      CO: $7.19 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 19, 3B: 13, AF: 1,3, Hands: 64
      Hero (BTN): $12.17 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,6, Hands: 56532
      SB: $6.42 - VPIP: 57, PFR: 2, 3B: 0, AF: 0,5, Hands: 44
      BB: $8.53 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 10, 3B: 0, AF: 2,7, Hands: 51

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN with K :club: Q :diamond:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.35, 1 fold, BB calls $0.25

      Flop: ($0.75) 6 :heart: 3 :diamond: A :heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.43, BB calls $0.43

      Turn: ($1.61) Q :spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1.61) K :diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.60, Hero raises to $2.50, BB calls $1.90

      How big should I make it on the river? Should I even raise in the first place? If he bets on this board he most likely has an Ace and it is difficult to say if he is even capable of calling there with just Ax since Aq–AK beats me (he possibly 3bets these hands preflop though and doesn't bet so small on the river anyway) it is difficult to find a call with a weaker ace on that board. Although since he bet so small he can level himself into calling because it looks weak and he may think that I am just spewing there and something like that. So my raise size should be fine – probably not much bigger anyway.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      It's a thin value-raise so which means we should also be taking rather a small raise, I might even go max to $2 whilst I doubt that such a tight guy pays you with a lot worse.

      Best Regards.