[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom - Getting maximum value from trips

    • Raknyo
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2065468
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      BTN: $6.71 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1
      SB: $5.52 - VPIP: 67, PFR: 33, 3B: 0, AF: 0.5, Hands: 3
      BB: $4.01 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 20, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 5
      UTG: $4.89 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 40, 3B: 25, AF: 0.0, Hands: 10
      Hero (MP): $8.12 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 18, 3B: 2, AF: 4.0, Hands: 390
      CO: $5.07 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is MP with K :heart: Q :spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.15, 2 folds, SB calls $0.13, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.35) 6 :diamond: 4 :club: K :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.25, SB calls $0.25

      Turn: ($0.85) 5 :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.55, SB calls $0.55

      River: ($1.95) K :club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.50, SB raises to $1.05, Hero calls $0.55

      F: Bet to get value from KJ, TT-JJ and also from any draws.

      T: Think TT-JJ probably fold to second barrel, bet to get value from KJ and draws.

      R: I think KJ is betting river, so I bet small to get thin-value from a worse hand, not really sure what that worse hand is, I guess TT-JJ that put me on a bluff.

      When my opponent raises, I'm unsure what to do so call to see showdown.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Raknyo,

      PF, Flop, Turn all look fine to me.

      River - I think you could bet a little bigger here. Your opponent has played 2/3 hands so far, may even be a recreational player. In which case he can have a decent amount of Kxs because maybe he calls pf with hands like K7s etc. Also given the river K your opponent may be more inclined to call with 77-QQ not to mention you can still have busted draws in your range.

      It's true some opponents may donk the river with KJ here but I wouldn't assume he can't have some KJs still in his range when he checks the river.

      As played I think your opponent is bluffing extremely rarely. However I would call seeing as he can mistakenly be raising worse for value. You may not even have the best hand most of the time but you don't need to, given the price you are getting.