[NL2-NL10] NL 10 KQs

    • 0744379
      0744379
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      Seat 3 is the button
      Seat 3: Hero ( $11.51 USD ) - VPIP: 21, PFR: 17, 3B: 6, AF: 2.4, Hands: 40942
      Seat 2: Player2 ( $9.89 USD ) - VPIP: 63, PFR: 20, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 51
      Seat 6: Player6 ( $4.12 USD ) - VPIP: 100, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 1.3, Hands: 7

      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 3 Players
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      Hero (BTN): $11.51 (115.1 bb)
      BB: $9.89 (98.9 bb)
      SB: $4.12 (41.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K Q
      Hero raises to $0.30, SB calls $0.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.70) 5 3 J (2 players)
      SB bets $0.33, Hero raises to $1.56, SB calls $1.23

      Turn: ($3.82) A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.72, SB calls $2.26

      River: ($8.34) 2 (2 players)

      Results:
      $8.34 pot ($0.41 rake)
      Final Board: 5 3 J A 2
      Hero showed K Q and lost (-$4.12 net)
      SB showed 9 J and won $7.93 ($3.81 net)


      I think my bet on the turn is ok. I have FD and gutshot and fold equity
  • 6 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Kevin,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: Considering his stack he may not actually fold a better hand on flop/turn combo. Of course we have a ton of equity even against TP so it's fine. I do prefer a smaller flop raise and then shove most turns. Why did we make it almost 5x there?
    • 0744379
      0744379
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      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      I thought it was a bit small when playing the hand. I have a strong draw on flop plus overcards. When he calls that raise he still has 66% of his stack left behind. I think a bigger raise gives me a better idea of his hand strength.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by 0744379
      I thought it was a bit small when playing the hand. I have a strong draw on flop plus overcards. When he calls that raise he still has 66% of his stack left behind. I think a bigger raise gives me a better idea of his hand strength.
      We should look at his stack in relation to the pot as well (spr).

      So how is his hand strength when he calls Ur big raise and wouldn't we want him calling wider on flop?
    • 0744379
      0744379
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      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      Isn't my raise on the flop a semi-bluff rather than a raise for value? We don't want opponents calling a wide range against our semi-bluffs right?

      If the turn is a blank I'm not betting again as the opponent clearly has a hand. But with the Ace I gain outs and opponent can also put me on an Ace.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by 0744379
      Isn't my raise on the flop a semi-bluff rather than a raise for value? We don't want opponents calling a wide range against our semi-bluffs right?

      If the turn is a blank I'm not betting again as the opponent clearly has a hand. But with the Ace I gain outs and opponent can also put me on an Ace.
      If he calls a wider range on the flop he can fold a bigger range on the turn to our stronger bet.

      While our hand is a semibluff because it's not a made hand we have a TON of equity against anything really. We are even slight favorites against TP.

      If you narrow down his range a lot on that flop then your FE on most turns will be very small. That's good for when we hit but when we don't we have to check back more often.
    • 0744379
      0744379
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      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      Yes I understand what you mean now. We are basically isolating ourselves against the strongest part of his range which he rarely folds on the turn.

      Great help
      Thanks