[NL2-NL10] KQ vs barrel?

    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      villain; 169 hands, 23/18/ opens 29 from MP/ cbets 58

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($15.04)
      BB ($17.49)
      UTG ($5.16)
      UTG+1 ($10.50)
      Hero ($10)
      BTN ($11.67)

      Dealt to Hero K:heart: Q:club:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, fold, fold, fold

      FLOP ($0.75) 5:heart: K:spade: 9:spade:

      UTG+1 bets $0.56, Hero calls $0.56

      TURN ($1.87) 5:heart: K:spade: 9:spade: 5:spade:

      UTG+1 bets $1.40, Hero calls $1.40

      RIVER ($4.67) 5:heart: K:spade: 9:spade: 5:spade: Q:diamond:

      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $3.20, UTG+1 calls $3.20

      UTG+1 shows A:club: K:club:
      (Pre 76%, Flop 85.7%, Turn 89.8%)

      Hero shows K:heart: Q:club:
      (Pre 24%, Flop 14.3%, Turn 10.2%)

      Hero wins $10.34


      Very tricky spot on the T. He bets super big. Only K that beat us is AK but that's not all. He can have :spade: beside K. I wasn't putting him on FD but mostly on Kx. Since he seemed tagish I'm not giving him weaker Kx so only KQ and AK are in the mix. But he might have :spade: beside it. So basically we're calling to split it :(

      If he bets strong on blank R - no :spade: - can we call with our hand? Or just fold T and start a new hand?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Yax,

      Preflop: looks fine but we can also 3-bet as a bluff for an instant profit.

      Postflop: On the turn we beat only a bluff or semibluff rather like AsQx and so on. So unless villain has been really aggro so far we should simply fold the turn. People at these limits don't really bluff those cards.

      As played the river is a nice valuebet vs AK and that's about it (bigger part of his range).

      You should also put him on FDs because he has at least AQ-AT of spades and possibly other aces or QJ/QT/TJ type hands.