[NL2-NL10] NL KQo on dry board - flop play

    • mTxFaT
      mTxFaT
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.01.2010 Posts: 59
      I have no reads on BB and UTG+2 beside them limping ~ 40% of their hands.

      I am wondering if I should slow play F and start betting T&R.

      What would be an optimal play for this situation against unknown "fishy" opponents?

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.04(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($4.02)
      BB ($1.39)
      UTG ($5.99)
      UTG+1 ($0.54)
      UTG+2 ($2)
      MP1 ($3.79)
      CO ($0.99)
      BTN ($0.80)

      UTG+2 posts $0.04

      Dealt to Hero Q:spade: K:club:

      fold, fold, UTG+2 checks, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.02, BB checks

      FLOP ($0.12) 5:heart: 3:club: K:diamond:

      Hero bets $0.06, BB folds, UTG+2 folds
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      CPallo
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      Definitely not slowplay - how would you get value there if you don't bet?

      Pre-flop you should raise, your hand should crush your villains' limping range. As played, bet flop 0.10 at least, they will call you if they have something.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi mtxfat,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: Against unknown fishy opponents you want to valuebet. You want to be the one that puts money in because by default fishy guys are passive.

      And even though the board is dry there are lots of hands that can call and we can get value from (A4, A2, 46, Kx, pairs, etc) so your 1/2 pot bet is perfect.