[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom KQs on BB

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $4.93 (98.6 bb)
      SB: $4.50 (90 bb)
      Hero (BB): $6.51 (130.2 bb)
      UTG: $2.48 (49.6 bb)
      MP: $5.02 (100.4 bb)
      CO: $5.12 (102.4 bb)

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

      Flop: ($0.32) 2 K 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($0.32) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, BTN calls $0.20

      River: ($0.72) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BTN calls $0.40

      $1.52 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: 2 K 6 J 3
      BTN mucked A J and lost (-$0.75 net)
      Hero showed Q K and won $1.46 ($0.71 net)

      BU is 29/24/0.5/9.1(3-bet)/100(fold to 3-bet) over 39 hands.

      Villain's fold to 3-bet is only 1/1 but PFR on BU is 50% 3/6. I perceive his opening range to be wide and my hands has decent equity against his range. Elected not to 3-bet for value because I do not want to inflate the pot and play it OOP against relative unknown.

      Moreover, calling keeps his loose range on the flop and will not isolate me to his narrower 3-bet calling range which may have me dominated.

      As played, okay for 2 streets of value? And bet-sizing?

      Please correct me if what I wrote about his range and my subsequent actions are wrong. I'm reading Verneer's Building A Bankroll book and typing this out helps me articulate what I've read and makes it easier for me to remember & learn. Lol
  • 1 reply
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,000
      mostly your thoughts are good here.
      i assume that your thoughts on 3betting for value were 3bet/folding. you can only do that for value if you assume that he'll call enough random worse hands like 98s/KJs(o)/KTs/QTs and such.

      postflop is fine. you don't want to bet too big because then it'll be tough for him to call without a better made hand or a flush.

      what can he have when he checks behind?
      could be a weak king or a random weak pair going for some pot control. maybe also some random hand that missed completely or a flush draw, but he probably cbets these most of the time.