[NL2-NL10] Nl5 Kq

    • prime333
      Joined: 14.05.2012 Posts: 400
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: 101.6 BB
      BTN: 74 BB
      SB: 177.6 BB
      Hero (BB): 106 BB
      UTG: 65.6 BB
      UTG+1: 97.6 BB
      MP: 60 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has K:club: Q:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, fold, Hero calls 2 BB

      I have 1 BB invested in the pot and my range is ahead of a button raise.

      Flop: (6.4 BB, 2 players) 5:spade: K:spade: Q:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 5 BB, Hero raises to 12 BB, BTN calls 7 BB

      Check raise for value/protection

      Turn: (30.4 BB, 2 players) 9:spade:
      Hero bets 16 BB, BTN calls 16 BB
      I have to bet I'm folding to any raise

      River: (62.4 BB, 2 players) T:club:
      Hero checks, BTN checks
      Villian called 2 streets so he could be slow playing a made hand

      Hero shows K:club: Q:diamond: (Two Pair, Kings and Queens) (Pre 25%, Flop 82%, Turn 75%)
      BTN mucks Q:spade: A:club: (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 75%, Flop 18%, Turn 25%)
      Hero wins 59.8 BB
  • 2 replies
    • yougotfelted51
      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      raise flop bigger, turn is tough with villain being short
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: I think 3betting is an acceptable option especially if we knew that BU is a loose and weak player who calls too many 3bets but flatting without info is fine as a standard play. We do know that this guy is a weak player though, based on his stack size (which is under 100bb).

      Flop: Check/raise to 14 or 15bb, no point making it smaller.

      Turn: I think it's a reasonable play to bet smaller (half pot) for value and fold to a raise. Remember, we are sticking with the assumption that he is passive and loose, so he can still call with worse hands but he never raises with worse hands.

      River: Easy c/f now.