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[NL2-NL10] [NL5 SH] Zoom KQo

      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,030
      Hey guys,

      I'm new on NL5 SH after 30k hands of NL2.

      A few questions:

      1/ Can we ever fold top 2 here in a vaccum?
      2/ I've given an assumed stack off range for villain would you deem this correct?
      3/ Would you play this any differently?

      PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from

      HollyMichelle (Button) ($5)
      SB ($5.64)
      BB ($10.35)
      UTG ($1.99)
      MP ($3.07)
      CO ($13.66)

      Preflop: HollyMichelle is Button with K, Q
      3 folds, HollyMichelle bets $0.15, 1 fold, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.32) Q, J, K (2 players)
      BB bets $0.25, HollyMichelle raises to $0.85, BB raises to $2.85, HollyMichelle raises to $4.85 (All-In), BB calls $2

      Turn: ($10.02) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: ($10.02) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $10.02 | Rake: $0.42

      Results below:

      HollyMichelle had K, Q (two pair, Kings and Queens).
      BB had 10, 9 (straight, King high).
      Outcome: BB won $9.60

      Equilab result:

      Board: K:club: J:spade: Q:heart:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      BU     54.60%  51.75%   2.84% { KhQc }
      BB     45.40%  42.56%   2.84% { 99+, ATs+, KTs+, QJs, ATo+, KTo+, QJo, T9o }

  • 2 replies
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello Garry,

      I'd actually play the hand the same way.

      Preflop raising with KQo is fine of course.

      On the flop raise/going broke is good. I'm never going to fold my top two pair here on the flop since he could play this way with weaker two pairs and hands like KT/QT.
      I would probably exclude 99+ from their range, since I doubt that he plays 99 this way, and TT+ is probably a 3bet preflop.

      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,030
      Thanks Plamen,

      Yeh pretty nasty cooler here but that all good and I have to say I was very surprised to see him show up with T9 right there :D

      Thanks for your help :)