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[NL2-NL10] KQo river nuts straight

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,730
      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 20.5 BB
      SB: 90.5 BB
      BB: 49.3 BB
      UTG: 106.4 BB
      Hero (MP): 212.3 BB
      CO: 209.9 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:diamond: Q:spade:

      UTG raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: (7.5 BB, 2 players) J:diamond: 8:diamond: 4:heart:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 5.4 BB, UTG calls 5.4 BB

      Turn: (18.3 BB, 2 players) T:club:
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      River: (18.3 BB, 2 players) 9:club:
      UTG bets 17.4 BB, Hero raises to 203.9 BB and is all-in, UTG calls 80.6 BB and is all-in

      UTG shows A:heart: Q:diamond: (Straight, Queen High) (Pre 74%, Flop 83%, Turn 84%)
      Hero shows K:diamond: Q:spade: (Straight, King High) (Pre 26%, Flop 17%, Turn 16%)
      Hero wins 0 BB
      Hero wins 204.3 BB

      10 hands on him.

      I guess it is bad to call preflop KQ from MP? I am dominated often, and someone can sqeeze, or call which makes my hand unplayable?

      When he checks, should I try to steal the pot? Usually UTG cbets J high board.

      Is there a need to 2nd barrel? I think often he has fd, or Jx, 8x with weak kicker, or straight so he almost never folds?


      I am never sure in this situation how much to raise. He probably has at least Q.
      I am not sure if I go all in, would average player fold with only Q?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Mlatasrb,

      Preflop: Considering that BTN is 20 BB deep and can probably shove light I think that our call is too light. Plus UTG is unknown so we will be in tougher spots postflop.

      Postflop: looks fine versus unknown and of course the river shove is great considering that villain won't fold Qx.