[NL20-NL50] NL25sh - KJ vs unknown fish

    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      What to do?

      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2029988
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      CO: $26.43 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 10, 3B: 5, AF: 3.0, Hands: 246
      BTN: $32.74 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 17, 3B: 7, AF: 2.0, Hands: 496
      SB: $26.73 - VPIP: 50, PFR: 25, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 4
      Hero (BB): $25.00 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 15, 3B: 6, AF: 3.6, Hands: 546516
      UTG: $8.06 - VPIP: 50, PFR: 25, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 4
      MP: $10.70 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 8

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BB with K :spade: J :spade:
      UTG raises to $0.75, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.60) 2 :club: T :diamond: 8 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks

      Turn: ($1.60) Q :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.00, UTG calls $1

      River: ($3.60) 5 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks
  • 2 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Fold preflop. Been a while since I said that. You are playing against an unknown UTG, your KJs is not good enough to defend here unless you have huge skill edge against your average NL25 unknown. :)

      After calling pre, I assume you planned on check/folding flop. The turn brings the Q which hits his range and a flushdraw that doesn't hit him because most people cbet 100% of flushdraws on flop. If you had a made hand, how often would you lead here? Q is a card he'd bluff and value bet if he has it. It doesn't make much sense to lead any good hand here so I expect your bluff to have less chances of success because of this. I think check/raising makes some sense.. As played, definitely bet river. You do not represent a flush otherwise and he doesn't have a flush often enough. KQ with diamonds and AQ with diamonds make sense from him. Maaaaybe QJ with a diamond. Otherwise he will usually just fold to your bet. His turn calling range can be non FD Qx and there are more of those than flushes.
    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Thanks, very clear. And I agree :)