[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom KJo

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      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 (BTN): $9.81 (196.2 bb)
      SB: $5.18 (103.6 bb)
      BB: $5.91 (118.2 bb)
      UTG: $5.25 (105 bb)
      MP: $6.28 (125.6 bb)
      CO: $3.31 (66.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with J K
      UTG calls $0.05, MP folds, CO calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.25, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.20, CO folds

      Flop: ($0.62) 7 8 J (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.30, UTG calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.22) 9 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1.22) J (2 players)
      UTG bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25

      $1.72 pot ($0.07 rake)
      Final Board: 7 8 J 9 J
      Hero showed J K and won $1.65 ($0.85 net)
      UTG showed K K and lost (-$0.80 net)

      Villain is 25/17 over 24 hands.

      PF: I want to play the hand cause I'm on BU. But I don't think it's good to play KJ in a multiway pot so I raised to get the initiative. 3x + 1x per limper.

      Flop: Against UTG who L/C, I put him on a range of Ax/Kx suited hands and low PPs. So I decided to bet 1/2 pot because I don't feel he has much.

      Turn: I X behind for Pot Control since I don't think any worse hands will call.

      River: I intend to fold to his reasonable size bet, but I hit trips and he bets so small. Not sure if I'm using the right term but he's polarized?? (he either is weak and wants cheap showdown or he wanna induce me to come over the top). So I elect to call.

      Turns out I'm totally off and he has Kings.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      I usually make it at least 5.5bb here.

      Definitely bet bigger on the flop. The board is super connected and we have to take value out of worse hands, like pairs and draws - $0.45-$0.5.

      Turn is really bad and I think checking back is the best. A lot of two pairs/straight combos and I don't think he's calling here with worse.

      Calling river is fine given the odds. He might bet some worse hands here and I don't think folding is good.