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[NL2-NL10] KQs raise flop?

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

      BTN: 223.6 BB
      Hero (SB): 183.4 BB
      BB: 100 BB
      UTG: 190.6 BB
      MP: 189.2 BB
      CO: 39 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, MP calls 1 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 4 BB, BB calls 3 BB, MP calls 3 BB

      Flop: (12 BB, 3 players) K:spade: 6:diamond: 8:club:
      Hero checks, BB checks, MP bets 3 BB, Hero calls 3 BB, fold

      He is totally unknow.
      Should I raise flop? It looks like bluff, or nuts. I think bluff folds.

      Is it better cbet? If I cbet on this board do I expect weaker hands to call multiway ?

      Turn: (18 BB, 2 players) 7:heart:
      Hero checks, MP bets 9 BB, Hero calls 9 BB

      River: (36 BB, 2 players) T:diamond:
      Hero checks, MP checks

      Hero shows K:heart: Q:heart: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 16%, Flop 18%, Turn 11%)
      MP shows A:heart: A:diamond: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 84%, Flop 82%, Turn 89%)
      MP wins 34.2 BB
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi mlatasrb,

      Preflop: looks good

      Postflop: MP is not totally unknown. We know that he limped and that he donked small. That makes him a fish.

      Now raising the flop will regain initiative for us and most likely value since these fish usually donk weaker hands like weaker Kx, 8x, 99, TT, draws, etc. Why does it look like a bluff or nuts? Most fish donk small with what I mentioned above.

      And this deep we can still raise/fold.

      Now the biggest question is, why did we not cbet this flop?