[NL2-NL10] [NL2 SH] QQ on a KK board

    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      SB: $2.11 (105.5 bb)
      BB: $1.76 (88 bb)
      UTG: $1.20 (60 bb)
      MP: $0.72 (36 bb)
      Hero (CO): $3.85 (192.5 bb)
      BTN: $0.88 (44 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q Q
      UTG calls $0.02, MP folds, Hero raises to $0.09, 2 folds, BB calls $0.07, UTG calls $0.07

      Flop: ($0.28) 9 8 K (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.20, BB calls $0.20, UTG calls $0.20

      Turn: ($0.88) K (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.42, BB calls $0.42, UTG folds

      Barrel more here? I was afraid that one of them has a king. What do we do in such spots? Barrel more? :f_biggrin:

      River: ($1.72) 2 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      No point in betting here, apart from increasing our red line, but who cares.
  • 3 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Preflop raising is fine.

      On the flop it's questionable whether to cbet or not, but considering that we have position and also there are a lot of draws I don't mind it.

      As played, I'm definitely checking back the turn here. Since it's three-way it's much likely at least one of them to have the K.

      Checking the river is fine.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Hi Plamen,

      Thanks. Is flop c-bet really that questionable? I have the second best pair in the end, I'm not even bluffing. We cannot fold our queens on the flop, so why play check/call, when we can c-bet? Apart from extracting value from draws and weaker pockets, it will be good for deception and stuff :)

      Regards,

      German
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      I do agree that betting here is fine but if we are planning to just bet one street and then give up, then it might be a better option to just give up right on the flop.