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[NL2-NL10] nl5 KQ cbet or not?

    • DrDunne
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,378
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $3.29 (65.8 bb)
      SB: $5.24 (104.8 bb)
      Hero (BB): $7.46 (149.2 bb)
      UTG: $5.50 (110 bb)
      MP: $4.77 (95.4 bb)
      CO: $4.73 (94.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q K
      3 folds, BTN calls $0.05, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.20, BTN calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.42) 6 K A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, BTN folds

      $0.42 pot ($0.02 rake)
      Final Board: 6 K A
      BTN mucked and lost (-$0.20 net)
      Hero mucked Q K and won $0.40 ($0.20 net)

      so villain is probably weaker since he doesnt have rebuy on.

      here i'm thinking i can get a ton of value from draws and other Kx hands. is it an absolute must to cbet here? trying to get my head around these spots. and i tend to change my mind a lot here. it's like i can get a ton of value from weaker hands, but then i have no idea what to do on pretty much any turns. and so if i decide to check then i just relinquish the aggression and i can easily be bluffed off the hand.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi DrDunne,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: This is a spot that really depends on villain a lot.

      In most case a bet here will take down the pot for us and occasionally get called by worse (draws, Kx) so I much more prefer this line than ck/calling or ck/folding.

      If we get called I would not expect villain to float super light and thus if we check we should have a somewhat easy fold (lots of Ax that can bet). If the villain is a big passive station we can consider betting blank turns again for thin value.