[NL2-NL10] hate to fold Kings

    • straywolf
      Joined: 05.12.2009 Posts: 203
      Full Tilt Poker $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2077042
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      MP: $10.18 - VPIP: 8, PFR: 2, 3B: 3, AF: 2.5, Hands: 96
      CO: $10.00 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 18, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 22
      BTN: $12.10 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 19, 3B: 9, AF: 4.0, Hands: 123
      SB: $5.20 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 0.8, Hands: 60
      BB: $8.82 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 18, 3B: 6, AF: 3.8, Hands: 352
      Hero (UTG): $14.83 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 7, AF: 3.4, Hands: 84544

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG with K :heart: K :diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.30, 1 fold, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.95) 7 :club: A :club: 5 :diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $0.65, BB folds, Hero calls $0.65

      Turn: ($2.25) 6 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.50, Hero folds

      Whats wrong whats right what can be done better?
  • 2 replies
    • staselu
      Joined: 02.01.2008 Posts: 532

      On the flop, I don't think it is Ok to check/call on such bord, on the turn you will be out of position and it will be complicated to play, if your plan on the turn is to check and fold if he bets, then you should fold on the flop to BTN's bet, and save some money

      In my opinion it is better to cbet the flop, you will have initiative, and maybe get some value from draws
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey straywolf,

      I'm not a huge fan of cbetting in these spots. I think KK is a good enough bluffcatcher to not turn into a bluff by cbetting flop. I would very often c/c one street OOP vs one opponent. Vs 2 opponents you can c/f more often since BU has a slightly stronger range to bet multiway.

      I still think it is easy for him to fire one with something like TT/QK etc so your c/c flop c/f turn line is fine imo.

      Cbetting is an option, it just isn't my preferred line. You won't be able to barrel and you are going to get destroyed when you check the turn OOP. c/c flop/check-turn often ends up looking stronger than bet-flop/check-turn and opponent will fire turn with lower frequency.