[NL2-NL10] SH NL2, KQ blind-defence

    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $1.34 (67 bb)
      SB: $1.51 (75.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $3.45 (172.5 bb)
      UTG: $3.89 (194.5 bb)
      MP: $6.11 (305.5 bb)
      CO: $3.97 (198.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q K
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.06, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.18, BTN calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.37) 9 K T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.24, BTN raises to $1.16, Hero?

      He raise-shoves the flop, but he's quite short anyways.

      Can we expect to be ahead of weaker kings here, and considering our gutshot, call?
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hey German,

      Preflop: Value or bluff (vs short stack)?

      Flop: The only worse Kx is really KJ and that's about it. What else do you see in his preflop calling range?
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Hi Bogdan,

      Preflop: Value or bluff (vs short stack)?

      Hm...not sure. This is a hand from my zoom session actually...Personally I steal like 70% from the BU in zoom, so perhaps thin value? On the other hand, I'm more than happy if he folds preflop :) So bluff? Damn it.

      Flop: The only worse Kx is really KJ and that's about it. What else do you see in his preflop calling range?

      I'm not sure, but I think that most players would call AK in these spots, wouldn't they (in contrast to 4-betting I mean).

      9Ts?

      Yep, okay, I agree :) We are way behind the majority of the hands he would raise flop with.

      Easy fold then?

      On the other hand, TPGK is always behind a flop raise in a 3-bet pot, isn't it? Does it mean I should always fold it? :f_cry:
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      I would say preflop is a slight bluff unless you expect villain to call a lot more worse hands.

      As far as the flop I'd say it's close to a bet/fold than bet/call. And TP is not always a fold in 3-bet pots, it always depends on board and villains.