[NL20-NL50] Trip KK facing turn c/r MP vs UTG

    • PoincaresConjecture
      PoincaresConjecture
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      PokerStars - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $132.21
      BB: $50.09
      UTG: $55.83
      Hero (MP): $51.82
      CO: $51.39
      BTN: $55.60

      SB posts SB $0.25, BB posts BB $0.50

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero has K:diamond: K:club:

      UTG raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: ($3.75, 2 players) 5:heart: A:club: K:heart:
      UTG bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50

      Turn: ($8.75, 2 players) T:spade:
      UTG checks, Hero bets $5.00, UTG raises to $18.00, Hero calls $13.00

      River: ($44.75, 2 players) 8:diamond:
      UTG bets $33.83 and is all-in, Hero calls $29.82 and is all-in

      Villain standard reg (15% EP open). easy muck turn right? AK, 55 he bets turn. TT checks flop. river i beat nothing. In retrospect he prolly only plays AA/QJ like this. I did exclude QJs somehow from his EP range --> mistake?

      Also does raising flop make any sense? I mean i cant have bluffs really.
  • 3 replies
    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
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      Calling to slow play on flop seems fine since he could barrel again on turn or check call his A on turn. Raising might throw him off an A where you otherwise could have gotten value, or stopped his bluffs from continuing on the turn.

      That check raise on the turn is very strong and indicates he's calling a shove so I would shove the turn. He could have many 2p plus draws there that would call and only JQ and AA that has you crushed
    • PoincaresConjecture
      PoincaresConjecture
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      ok. but do u really think he c/r the turn with the non-nuts vs my pre flop and flop calling range, which is very strong obv. so u prefer shoving turn?

      thx
    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
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      He could do it with a hand like AK AT AQ 55 A5 for value against you. And you are ahead of his check raise for value range so you can go broke on the turn.