[NL2-NL10] nl5 KTo

    • koosMaras
      koosMaras
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 440
      Only few hands on villain, seems to be passive.

      BTN: $5.34 (106.8 bb)
      SB: $12.13 (242.6 bb)
      BB: $6.17 (123.4 bb)
      UTG: $6.70 (134 bb)
      MP: $1.10 (22 bb)
      Hero (CO): $5.08 (101.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K:heart: T:diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, BTN calls $0.15, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.37) K:diamond: J:club: 3:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, BTN calls $0.25

      Turn: ($0.87) 6:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, BTN calls $0.60

      River: ($2.07) 2:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.30, Hero folds

      Preflop: standart open from CO.

      Flop: betting to get value from Kx, QJ, QT, JT, J9, flushdraws.

      Turn/River: not sure how to act here. I don't want to miss value from draws and Kx on the turn, but don't feel confident to bet three streets with KTo on that board. Villain looked more of a passive guy though sample size is really small. Probably shouldn't expect him to bluff missed draws. Maybe it's better to bet ~1/3 or 2/5 of the pot on the river and fold to a raise?
  • 2 replies
    • druidulix
      druidulix
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.04.2011 Posts: 291
      agree with betting 2/5 on the river, its really profitable for me (at least I think so).
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi

      Preflop: What KX hands do you think villain calls with?

      Flop: Standard

      Turn: You have 2 options here - bet/fold or check/call. I definitely prefer betting AK and KJ on the Turn. With KQ it gets close already

      Does he call Turn again with AJ QJ? If yes, I would bet Turn again with KQ. With KT i think it's definitely too weak to bet the Turn unless you are sure he continues calling with a ton of worse, including most JX hands.

      River: Betting small on river is just bad. I think you should check/call the River to bluff catch against QT and busted flush draws. You should only check fold if you think you are crushed by his river betting range but you are being offered odds of 1.30/(1.3+1.3+2.07) = 27.8%. I think you beat at least that much.