[NL2-NL10] Nl10 - Kk

    • Philfox1985
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      This hand bugged me.

      I should have certainly 4 bet here, but perhaps not too big as we are both deep. Maybe a 4-bet to 2.30 or so, then go broke if he shoves?

      As played on the flop I felt like the following hands could largely be discounted given the pre-flop action:

      77 / 22 / J7 / J2 / 72

      I figured it could be possible he would over-play a Jx, but fairly unlikely, so his range in my eyes was made up of flush draws, bluffs & JJ - AA.

      I shoved as I didn't want him having a decent price to draw to a flush, I felt this was making up the majority of his range - mistake?

      ***** Hand History for Game 1111111111 ***** (Poker Stars)
      $10.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Thursday, January 03, 09:01:25 ET 2013
      Table Klinkenberg (Real Money)

      Seat 2: Player2 ( $16.94 USD ) - VPIP: 19, PFR: 15, 3B: 18, AF: 2.0, Hands: 26
      Seat 4: Hero ( $20.06 USD ) - VPIP: 32, PFR: 26, 3B: 7, AF: 2.7, Hands: 24156

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $13.30 (133 bb)
      SB: $16.94 (169.4 bb)
      BB: $6.19 (61.9 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $20.06 (200.6 bb)
      MP: $6.65 (66.5 bb)
      CO: $11.68 (116.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K K
      Hero raises to $0.30, 3 folds, SB raises to $0.90, BB folds, Hero calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.90) J 7 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1, SB raises to $3, Hero raises to $19.16 and is all-in, SB calls $13.04

      Turn: ($33.98) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($33.98) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $33.98 pot ($1.50 rake)
      Final Board: J 7 2 4 5
      SB showed A A and won $32.48 ($15.54 net)
      Hero mucked K K and lost (-$16.94 net)
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Phil,

      Preflop: SB vs UTG 3-bet is usually on the stronger side. I prefer a 4-bet in this spot and I would expect the person to shove mostly AA-KK (and call AK/QQ/JJ) so we could 4-bet/fold (if we don't 4-bet too larger). IF we were in steal/re-steal positions then I'd probably not even fold to a 5-bet this deep as I'd expect people to get it in looser.

      But SB vs UTG I'd be worried.

      As played what draws are you really afraid off? You block the Kh and Jh is down there. So he can have AQhh or maybe AThh and some bluffs? Draws are very unlikely and with your shove you isolate yourself against the better part of his range (but he'd probably call QQ as well).

      I'd just call there and play the turn (or raise smaller).