[NL2-NL10] NL5: KK with xxKAs board

    • Kony76
      Kony76
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.10.2010 Posts: 4,337
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players

      BB: $2.53 (50.6 bb)
      UTG+1: $1.86 (37.2 bb)
      UTG+2: $1.90 (38 bb)
      MP1: $3.70 (74 bb)
      MP2: $2.05 (41 bb)
      MP3: $5 (100 bb)
      CO: $5 (100 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $8.61 (172.2 bb)
      SB: $2.18 (43.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K K
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, SB folds, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.32) 7 4 K (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.20, BB calls $0.20

      Turn: ($0.72) A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.55, BB folds

      I think this was a standard one, but, as the A is a scary card, if the opponent does not have one, he will fold the turn.
      Could I risk to loose one street of value and slowplay the turn, to try to get some bluffbet on the river?

      The villian is a 26/19/2.0 (VPIP/PFR/AF)
  • 3 replies
    • Balltas
      Balltas
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.01.2011 Posts: 101
      I think yes. :) there are very few hands that could possibly beat yours on the river. :) I woul imitate that I am playing with something like KQ and this A is scary for me too :)
    • CPallo
      CPallo
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      Betting there isn't wrong, because if he has something there, you guys could play for stacks. Checking back isn't bad either, because it could temptate your opponent to bluff the river. Besides, there's only few draws and backdoor flush draw rarely hits your opponent's range, so I guess you'd get max-value by checking back.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Kony76,

      Both options are fine, neither of them is wrong. If you assume he is capable of bluffing then can also Check it behind.

      Best Regards.