[NL2-NL10] [NL2 SH] KK raised

    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars $2.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
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      Hero (BTN): $2.00 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 4.0, Hands: 16378
      SB: $2.60 - VPIP: 60, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.6, Hands: 15
      BB: $2.09 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 10, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 254
      UTG: $2.00 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 13, 3B: 7, AF: 2.0, Hands: 63
      CO: $4.08 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 18, 3B: 3, AF: 1.1, Hands: 92

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BTN with K :spade: K :heart:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB calls $0.05, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.14) 2 :spade: 8 :diamond: 9 :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.10, SB calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.34) 2 :heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.26, SB raises to $0.52, Hero calls $0.26

      River: ($1.38) 7 :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.32, SB calls $1.32

      As I don't put anyone in a raised pot on a 2x (maybe A2s at best), I think 2 is a good card, because now we beat his 89, 79.

      I'm not really sure whether I should shove that river, or rather just check back. We beat 2P and smaller pockets, but still not a full-house (or some lucky straight).

      I just couldn't believe that a monster would check it to me on the river.
  • 4 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Just bet fold the turn. A turn raise is a monster 85-90% of the time. You habe 4% chance of omproving vs a set. I would just fold despite the minraise.
    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Oh, really? Is it because of the board texture? (not much possible apart from a monster). If there was a lone queen on the board, we could call assuming we are up against sth like AQ, right?

      TY
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      This is classic turn raise is a monster spot. Go google Baluga theorem.

      Its not so much the texture but rather just classic fish mentality with monsters
      (I want him to put as much money as possible and trap before i raise with the nuts).

      If he wanted to bluff or semi bluff he almost always raises flop instead. Its just the way microstakes playets play, regardless of whether they are regs or fish. They neglect balancig their ranges.
    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Originally posted by mbml
      This is classic turn raise is a monster spot. Go google Baluga theorem.

      Its not so much the texture but rather just classic fish mentality with monsters
      (I want him to put as much money as possible and trap before i raise with the nuts).

      If he wanted to bluff or semi bluff he almost always raises flop instead. Its just the way microstakes playets play, regardless of whether they are regs or fish. They neglect balancig their ranges.
      Oh, that's pretty awesome, thanks buddy.

      I have a classic fish mentality too, sweet :f_biggrin: How does one balance it? When flopped a set we imagine ourselves having TPTK and play just like we would TPTK? Betting for value/protection flop-turn? At least from time to time, to balance our bet/bet/bet range with some monsters.

      TY