[NL2-NL10] NL5 Speed KK 3-barrel for Value

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BB: $3 (60 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $5.68 (113.6 bb)
      MP: $0.85 (17 bb)
      CO: $5 (100 bb)
      BTN: $5 (100 bb)
      SB: $2.27 (45.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K K
      Hero raises to $0.20, MP folds, CO calls $0.20, 2 folds, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.62) 9 6 J (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.50, CO calls $0.50, BB calls $0.50

      Turn: ($2.12) 3 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.40, CO calls $1.40, BB calls $1.40

      River: ($6.32) 2 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.58 and is all-in, CO calls $2.90 and is all-in, BB folds

      $12.12 pot ($0.60 rake)
      Final Board: 9 6 J 3 2
      BB mucked and lost (-$2.10 net)
      Hero mucked K K and lost (-$5 net)
      CO showed J 9 and won $11.52 ($6.52 net)

      BB is unknown.
      CO is 30/0/0 A.F 0.7 over 10 hands so pretty much unknown.

      PF: Value raise

      Flop: Bet big for protection vs flushdraws and QT/78 straight draws. Also for value vs Jx. I have K:club: so I block some of the flush outs as well.

      Turn: I believe I'm still ahead here. I was concerned w J9s and a little about a slowplayed flush. But I think I'm ahead overall vs both villains. With BB, I'm getting it in regardless. But my concern was CO's stack. I bet 2/3 pot so I have a good SPR to get it in on the River if nothing bad comes.

      River: This is the area which I'm concerned with. I bet for the reason of getting value from Jx. On the other hand, I think now I shouldn't have bet. All draws missed, and Jx might not call a 3-barrel. Checking can induce some desperate bluff from CO and I will be happy to snap off.

      Bet or not to bet on the River?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      2 barrel is standard. The board is unpleasant but it all boils down to whether villain will call the river with more worse hands than better hands.

      Does he call with AJ/KJ/QJ here? If yes, a value bet is good. If no, then maybe you wanna consider your other options of c/f or c/c.

      I think it's probably fine given that CO seems to be a fish, though the multi-way situation makes it slightly trickier and maybe he plays tighter and calls 3rd barrels with a stronger range of hands when you bet twice into two other players.