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[NL20-NL50] NL 25 deep stack KQ BTN

    • cleoclaudiu
      Joined: 13.04.2010 Posts: 4,845
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25, $0.05 ante No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP1: $25 (100 bb)
      MP2: $32.73 (130.9 bb)
      MP3: $95.51 (382 bb)
      CO: $37.50 (150 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $83.53 (334.1 bb)
      SB: $24.40 (97.6 bb)
      BB: $64.95 (259.8 bb) 16/12/2.7/2.7k vpip/pfr/af/hands blind vs BTN 3bet:11%
      UTG+1: $53.06 (212.2 bb)
      UTG+2: $69.75 (279 bb)

      The decision on the turn I made it based on his time tell, he instant cbet both flop and turn.

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K Q
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, SB folds, BB raises to $3, Hero calls $2.25

      Flop: ($6.55) 6 T 9 (2 players)
      BB bets $4.75, Hero calls $4.75

      Turn: ($16.05) 8 (2 players)
      BB bets $11.50, Hero raises to $23.40,
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Cleo,

      Preflop: Let's talk about preflop here.

      We are playing 260 BBs deep. How big of a pot do you want to play with KQ if you flop a K or Q versus him?

      KQo does not play that great deep unless you have reads about the opponent and have an idea of how he bets. You flop a Q or a K and you get fired into 3 streets, what do you do?

      Postflop: Do we know what the instant bet means from him or are we assuming a very polarized range by default?

      The second question we have to ask ourselves is what are we looking to get him to fold? Are you trying to make him fold a random Ax hand /s mall pairs or are we actually trying to make him fold an overpair (JJ+)?

      If we are going just for Ax hand then our raise should be fine but I'd probably make it larger here to about $26 or so. We don't want to give him too many incentives to call AQ/AK type hands.

      IF we want to make him fold the overpairs then we need to increase our bet size on turn and follow up on the river, possibly with an overbet.