[NL2-NL10] KQ IP against 2 fishes

    • seranpoker
      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG: $3.31 (165.5 bb)
      MP: $2.09 (104.5 bb) (78/41)
      Hero (CO): $2.11 (105.5 bb)
      BTN: $4.77 (238.5 bb)
      SB: $4.63 (231.5 bb) (47/29)
      BB: $2 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K Q
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.04, Hero calls $0.04, BTN folds, SB raises to $0.14, BB folds, MP calls $0.10, Hero calls $0.10

      I generally 3 bet KQs against such a small raise. Decided to call to keep him in the hand. The Squeeze was unexpected, would have folded if MP had folded.

      Flop: ($0.44) K 9 5 (3 players)
      SB bets $0.06, MP calls $0.06, Hero calls $0.06

      Top pair decent kicker. Had to call this. (look at bet size). Didnt need protection (FDs were a worry though).

      Turn: ($0.62)
      Q (3 players)
      SB bets $0.02, MP raises to $0.08, Hero calls $0.08, SB calls $0.06

      Improved to a 2 pair. I would have called down nevertheless. the bet sizes are too tempting.

      River: ($0.86) 4 (3 players)
      SB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $0.58, SB folds, MP calls $0.58
  • 2 replies
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop is good.

      I think we can consider raising the flop here against such a small bet and a call. We can get called by worse made hands plus draws.

      I think once we hit two pair we have to raise here as well. Quite a lot of draws on the board and we want value.

      When the river goes check check, I think betting is fine and your sizing looks good.

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,161
      Yup missed out quite a bit of value. When you raise the flop many times atleast one of them will come along. People are huge calling stations at NL 2 get max value.

      Turn should definitely be a raise for value again.