[NL2-NL10] KK – Overpair on Q-Paired Board Against Unknowns

    • Raknyo
      Raknyo
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: $4.09
      SB: $5.80
      Hero (BB): $5.62
      UTG: $6.88
      MP: $6.21
      CO: $4.24

      SB posts SB $0.02, Hero posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.07) Hero has K:spade: K:heart:

      fold, fold, CO raises to $0.10, fold, SB calls $0.08, Hero raises to $0.50, CO calls $0.40, SB calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.50, 3 players) Q:spade: 2:club: Q:heart:
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.75, CO calls $0.75, fold

      Turn: ($3.00, 2 players) T:club:
      Hero?

      PF: Standard 3-bet to protect myself and start to build a pot.

      F: I make a thin-value bet, getting value from 99-JJ and possibly AK. It also keep the pot small so I can get to showdown cheaply. If I'm raised, I have an easy fold.

      T: I think the best line here is check/fold, I think I am behind my opponent's range at this point {QJs+, QK+, AK, 99+} and if my opponent has 99, JJ or AK then he will check behind most of the time trying to get a cheap showdown since he will be scared to bet encase I do have a Q.

      R: If I don't get bet or raised then on a blank river, I'll bet 1/3 pot to get maximum value from the hands which I beat but once again I am folding to a raise.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Raknyo,

      If we assume him to be passive then sure why not. Though could also make a smallish Bet and plan to Bet/Fold it and afterwards Check/Fold the river.

      Best Regards.