[NL2-NL10] Zoom5NL KK Flop:AQ4 Turn:A

    • natrisopher
      Joined: 20.09.2012 Posts: 68
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
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      BTN: $5 (100 bb)
      SB: $5.55 (111 bb)
      BB: $5.13 (102.6 bb)
      UTG+1: $5.66 (113.2 bb)
      UTG+2: $4.40 (88 bb)
      MP1: $5 (100 bb)
      Hero (MP2): $7 (140 bb)
      MP3: $5.17 (103.4 bb)
      CO: $11.25 (225 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K K
      UTG+1 raises to $0.12, UTG+2 calls $0.12, MP1 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 5 folds, UTG+1 calls $0.28, UTG+2 folds

      Flop: ($0.99) A Q 4 (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $0.65, UTG+1 calls $0.65

      Turn: ($2.29) A (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $1.55, UTG+1 raises to $4.61 and is all-in, Hero folds

      $5.39 pot ($0.22 rake)
      Final Board: A Q 4 A
      UTG+1 mucked and won $5.17 ($2.57 net)
      Hero mucked K K and lost (-$2.60 net)

      UTG:VPIP/PFR 29/29 Af3.0 Fold to 3bet 0 Hands17

      Flop Shouldn't I bet on this board?

      Turn:I bet cause I thought fewer possiblity he had Ax.
      C/C or C/F?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey natrisopher,

      Preflop squeeze is fine, with a decent sizing.

      I would check back the Axx flop and go for value if opponent checks turn again. The problem with betting is you often isolate your-self vs better hands. By checking you keep villain's range wider and allow him to take a stab with bluffs on the turn.

      As played, you reasoning about villain having A less often is correct. However if he doesn't have an ace, what do you want him to call with? Draws that are weakened because of the paired board. You need to bet smaller on the turn, no more than half pot.

      Folding vs villains check/raise is fine, he usually just has an Ace.