[NL2-NL10] KQ 2 pair vs. all-in on river

    • sketchzr
      sketchzr
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      Joined: 12.08.2009 Posts: 222
      Opponent is playing 18/12, he did this twice on a 3-suited river vs. me. Is this likely just some weird bluff or could he be trying to trap me in some way? Given he probably knows my range to some extent.

      Also his fold to C-bet is: 34 over 200 hands so he's probably passive with a lot of hands

      Full Tilt Poker $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
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      BTN: $4.40
      SB: $5.18
      BB: $10.00
      UTG: $3.20
      Hero (MP): $6.93
      CO: $2.57

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is MP with K:diamond: Q:spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.15, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.15, 1 fold, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.47) Q:club: 9:spade: 6:heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.27, BTN calls $0.27, BB calls $0.27

      Turn: ($1.28) A:spade: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.90, BTN folds, BB calls $0.90

      River: ($3.08) K:spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $8.68 all in, Hero requests TIME, Hero folds

      Final Pot: $3.08
      BB wins $2.88
      (Rake: $0.20)
  • 4 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Preflop raising is fine.

      I prefer betting $0.35-$0.4 on the flop here.

      As played what's the purpose of the turn bet? Is it for value or as a bluff?

      On the river I prefer folding. I doubt an 18/12 player will end up bluffing here.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • sketchzr
      sketchzr
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      Joined: 12.08.2009 Posts: 222
      Originally posted by kymupa
      Hello,

      Preflop raising is fine.

      I prefer betting $0.35-$0.4 on the flop here.

      As played what's the purpose of the turn bet? Is it for value or as a bluff?

      On the river I prefer folding. I doubt an 18/12 player will end up bluffing here.

      Best,
      Plamen
      Hey

      I think the bet on turn was for a bluff and so I can keep the initiative, I don't think it's likely either of my opponents are holding an ace. I'll put up the other hand where he did the same thing and yeah I do sometimes bet maybe a bit too small on the flop.
    • CPallo
      CPallo
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      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      Guess that opponent could be calling you off with JT, AQ. Sometimes there might even be slowplayed sets if he has read that you fold to raise often.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      I don't think betting here three-way on the river is a good idea and I'd be more inclined to just give up here.

      On the river we do beat a bluff and a bluff only so I'd fold.