[NL2-NL10] KQs NL4 SH

    • acetbfish
      acetbfish
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      The villain is a recreational player. Really high vip (~60) and a bit passive.

      Party No-Limit Hold'em, $0.04 BB (5 handed) - Party Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      Button ($4.23)
      SB ($4)
      Hero (MP) ($4.28)
      BB ($6.55)
      UTG ($4.77)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with Q, K
      1 fold, Hero bets $0.12, 2 folds, BB calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.26) 5, K, 4 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.16, BB raises $0.36, Hero raises $4 (All-In)

      What do you think about my line here? I do that a lot in similar spots against bad players. Is that a leak or is it ok against these players?
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    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Hello,

      Preflop is fine.

      On the flop I don't really like your play here against a rather passive opponent.
      I think you can call his small raise and play IP if you think he has bluffs or weaker hands.
      Otherwise we can just fold.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • acetbfish
      acetbfish
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      I don't like though just calling here. There are lots of draws on the flop and the only hands we are losing from are AK and sets of 4 and 5. Also, there are lots of cards (any 3, 5, 4, 7, 8, ace and any heart) that can change my equity on the hand.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Do you really think that he's going to call you here with worse?
      If so, then just go for the shove but from my personal experience they rarely do.

      So if we are having hard time playing on most of the turns then just fold the flop rather than shove here when it's likely to get called mostly by better.
    • acetbfish
      acetbfish
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      OK, I assingned him a calling range at my shove: 55-44,AKs,K8s+,76s,63s,54s,32s,AKo,K9o+,AhQh,AhJh,QhJh,AhTh,QhTh,JhTh,Ah9h,Qh9h,Jh9h,Th9h,Ah8h,Th8h,9h8h,Ah7h,9h7h,8h7h,Ah6h,8h6h,Ah5h,7h5h,6h5h,Ah3h,Ah2h and against that range I am a favorite 58.55%. What do you think?
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Well, I kind of don't think that he'd raise/go broke with K9 or K8 here on the flop and without having seen him doing that it's better to just assume that he doesn't.

      Also he might fold some of his weaker draws such as 32 or 76, and why haven't we put him K5s/K4s but we put him 32s?

      Overall, against a passive guy I would prefer to call the flop and call on most of the turns here (considering we have the Qh for the redraw).