[NL2-NL10] sh nl4 KQs

    • Madesco
      Joined: 11.06.2012 Posts: 3
      Party, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
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      Hero (SB): $4 (100 bb)
      BB: $3.96 (99 bb)
      CO: $2.33 (58.3 bb)
      BTN: $2.28 (57 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q K
      CO folds, BTN calls $0.04, Hero raises to $0.20, BB folds, BTN calls $0.16

      Flop: ($0.44) 9 5 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.31, BTN calls $0.31

      Turn: ($1.06) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.75, BTN calls $0.75

      River: ($2.56) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      villain 36/4 -29 hands

      i guess i should have given up after my bet on the flop?
  • 4 replies
    • boozaf
      Joined: 02.12.2009 Posts: 140
      Preflop - Standard; you should be ahead of villain's range.

      Flop - The board is relatively dry so a continuation bet would be o.k.; on the other hand, there's not much you can represent other than overpairs or maybe T9, 99. You should check for villain's WTS range to help you decide.

      Turn - If you're image is of a TAG, you can't represent trips when the 5 comes. Altough improbable, villain could have a 5 and a likely ragged flush, so that should prevent you from firing your second barrel. If villain were a TAG then you could consider bluffing the flush or a full house with 99, but a TAG would rarely have this line. Again you should check for villain's WTS range when choosing to 2nd barrel the turn.

      Keep in mind that a bluff not only should be done against someone who is capable of folding but also should be coherent/plausible and preferably in a draw heavy board; in this case you can only represent a flush or a full house, the latter committing you to bet big on the river.

      River - I don't see how can you extract value from a hand with which you're very likely behind against this guy. Villain wouldn't fold to anything less than a shove but that would be exceedingly risky so the check seems fine.

      Good luck :)
    • yougotfelted51
      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      check/fold flop vs fish who presumably wont fold that often
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      No need to bet against a station, he won't fold his holdings and you don't improve that often. If you had some draw yourself (e.g. GSSD) you could bet once.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Preflop is fine.

      I don't like the cbet on the flop on that low connected board OOP.

      We have little equity in the hand (2 overs) and villain can call with a lot. Furthermore we can't continue on many turns so we should simply give up on our hand.