[NL2-NL10] NL2 Zoom KJs on BU w/o initiative

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Seat 6: Player6 ( $6.41 USD ) - VPIP: 25, PFR: 19, 3B: 17, AF: 2.0, Hands: 16

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $2.34 (117 bb)
      SB: $2.02 (101 bb)
      BB: $0.91 (45.5 bb)
      UTG: $2.93 (146.5 bb)
      MP: $0.86 (43 bb)
      CO: $6.41 (320.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with J K
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, SB calls $0.05, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.20) 9 T 5 (3 players)
      SB checks, CO bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.28, SB folds, CO calls $0.18

      Turn: ($0.76) 2 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.76) Q (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $0.38, CO raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.42

      $2.36 pot ($0.08 rake)
      Final Board: 9 T 5 2 Q
      Hero mucked J K and lost (-$1.14 net)
      CO showed J 8 and won $2.28 ($1.14 net)

      Can you please give me advice on every street because I'm not sure if I made e right play on each one.

      PF: Firstly, I don't usually call KJs on BU cause I'm not confident w my post-flop game. Recently, I've been trying to widen my range and playing w/o initiative so I wanted to start from e best position which is BU.

      a) Is it better to 3-bet here as a bluff? If it was KJo I would.

      Flop: Original raiser bets 1/2 pot and I viewed that as weak, coupled w Sb's check. I think I have FE here so I raised it up to fold both players out. I also have a GS + BD flush if I get called.

      b) Should I have raised here? I think it's either fold or raise, calling is e worst. The heart draw does take away e Qh out for e nuts.

      c) Is my raise size too small? Since I viewed CO as weak, I thought a small raise will be able to fold out his hand.

      Turn: I was going to barrel any A, K, Q and Club. But since such a blank came, I checked behind cause this time my FE is very low.

      River: I made my straight & FIST PUMP. But did not see e heart at first. I still had to bet for value after his check vs 9x,Tx, and QJ which made TP now.

      A huge sigh when I got raised, especially so small. Almost a Flush most of e time. But I'm getting about 5:1 and wouldn't it be a huge leak if I'd always fold to a 3 to flush on e River? Actually don't think he will play e River w any hand (2p, QQ set, straights). I think he will lead out himself if he made this hands.

      d) Bet-sizing?

      e) Easy fold? I know I don't have to worry about being exploitable at NL2, even though it really looks like 99% flush, should I have called for e odds mathematically?

      Sorry for e bombardment of questions!
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Cheekopeh,

      Preflop: vs a loose CO opener (which we can assume most 6 max guys will be) calling is perfectly fine. 3-betting would make the hand easier to play on average though.

      Postflop: I think that raising the flop with our hand is perfectly fine however I'd raise slightly larger (our raise looks weaker given the board texture and amount).

      As played I think the river is a bet/fold and even that is thin because there's not a lot that can call. But making it 1/2 pot and folding is fine.
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      I'd bet that turn, too. We have a bluff here, and usually villains go ch/f on turn with FD's or better overcards.