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[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom KK set on 4 to a straight (value raise?)

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $2.44 (48.8 bb)
      SB: $2.45 (49 bb)
      BB: $6.89 (137.8 bb)
      UTG: $7.21 (144.2 bb)
      Hero (MP): $5.19 (103.8 bb)
      CO: $2.57 (51.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K K
      UTG raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.50, 3 folds, BB calls $0.45, UTG folds

      Flop: ($1.17) J Q A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.17) K (2 players)
      BB bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25

      River: ($1.67) 6 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70

      $3.07 pot ($0.13 rake)
      Final Board: J Q A K 6
      BB showed A Q and lost (-$1.45 net)
      Hero showed K K and won $2.94 ($1.49 net)

      BB - ( $6.89 USD ) - VPIP: 100, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1

      PF: I 3-bet for value. When BB flats w/o closing action, I put him on AJs+ AJo+, KJs+ KQo+ and PPs.

      Flop: Check cause I don't see value in betting.

      Turn: I think it's a good card for me. He bets super small which leads me to think he has a hand he likes but is afraid of a Tx. I put him on Ax and some turned 2p like KJ, KQ, AK, AQ. At this point, I am thinking if I should raise for value and bet small on River. He might do this to induce a raise. I decided to just call and re-evaluate River instead.

      River: He still bets quite small. At this point I thought of min-raising. But my super paranoid fear of being 3-betted activated again.

      All in all, I think right play is to raise Turn and then maybe 1/3 River?
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop 3betting is fine.

      This is one of the worst boards that could come, so checking here is fine. We can't really get called by worse here.

      As played, I'm definitely raising the turn here. I can hardly see any Tx in his range, plus there are quite a lot two pairs/worse sets to take value from.

      As played, I would probably raise the river as well.