[NL2-NL10] KTo nut straight slowplay?

    • Tatarken
      Joined: 15.08.2012 Posts: 78
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $4.87 (97.4 bb)
      UTG: $5 (100 bb)
      MP: $13.15 (263 bb)
      CO: $5 (100 bb)
      BTN: $5.34 (106.8 bb)
      SB: $4.95 (99 bb)

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

      Flop: ($0.32) J 9 Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.50, BTN raises to $1.55, Hero raises to $4.72 and is all-in, BTN calls $3.17

      Turn: ($9.76) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($9.76) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $9.76 pot ($0.40 rake)
      Final Board: J 9 Q 5 K
      Hero showed T K and won $9.36 ($4.49 net)
      BTN showed 9 9 and lost (-$4.87 net)

      I would like to ask if it's good idea to raise this hand. Because what if another card from straight would arrive and i should loose to higher straight or opponent wouldnn't give me more money. For example if a King or ten arrive which is quite probable. I think straight shouldn't be slowplayed. Am i right?
  • 2 replies
    • PaulieV
      Joined: 14.05.2011 Posts: 17

      I think you should definitely raise your straight here, like you said, there are higher straights out there, but also what would you do when the board pairs on the turn, get your money in if you can when you're sure you are still ahead!

      I would even consider leading out on the flop instead of check raising, but that depends a little on the opponents aggressivness.

    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Tatarken,

      Preflop: You can't simple Call those hands and play postflop just so cause as we have seen you have bigger leaks in your postflop play. The hand as KTo isn't best to call so therefore shouldn't do that.

      As played
      Postflop: Check/Raise the flop bigger and afterwards of course we are getting it in.

      Best Regards.