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[NL2-NL10] Nl2 Kk

    • Zukes
      Joined: 13.08.2009 Posts: 183
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $0.80
      SB: $2.74
      BB: $0.80
      UTG: $0.62
      Hero (UTG+1): $2.14
      MP: $2.00
      MP+1: $1.78
      CO: $0.78

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has K:spade: K:diamond:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.08, fold, MP+1 raises to $0.14, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.42, MP+1 calls $0.28

      Flop: ($0.87, 2 players) J:diamond: J:club: A:spade:
      Hero bets $0.42, MP+1 raises to $1.36 and is all-in, fold

      MP+1 wins $1.65

      Is there a better bet size here preflop? and should I just check this flop?
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Zuke,

      Preflop: looks good. Considering his stack size we can make it such that we can shove any flop.

      Flop: What's the purpose of our bet here? Can't really get much value nor bluff.

      Did we know anything about villains tendencies? If he is a passive fish, which is most likely the case, I don't mind ck/folding or bet/folding (like we did).
    • Zukes
      Joined: 13.08.2009 Posts: 183
      no info on villain, there were only like 6 hands played with him but I guess this board makes cbetting pointless if we're forcing the few hands we are beating like QQ to fold.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      in 4bet pots, you only need to cbet 33-40% of the pot on dry flops. No point betting any larger. You are putting the same amount of pressure on his entire range. The pot is already big so even a 33% pot size bet = 29 cents (14.5BB) and that's a lot of money.

      Checking Flop is probably the better option and while future streets might be hard to play, it certainly seems better than turning your hand into a bluff where no worse hands call and no better hands fold.