[NL2-NL10] Nl10 Kt

    • tommygecko
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Pacific, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BB: $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      UTG: $11.65 (116.5 bb)
      MP: $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      CO: $11.68 (116.8 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10 (100 bb)
      SB: $12.05 (120.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K T
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.35, CO folds, Hero calls $0.35, SB calls $0.30, BB folds

      Flop: ($1.15) 7 8 K (3 players)
      SB checks, MP bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70, SB calls $0.70

      Turn: ($3.25) 2 (3 players)
      SB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $1.02, SB calls $1.02, MP calls $1.02

      River: ($6.31) 3 (3 players)
      SB bets $9.98 and is all-in, MP folds, Hero calls $7.93 and is all-in

      $22.17 pot ($1.10 rake)
      Final Board: 7 8 K 2 3
      MP mucked and lost (-$2.07 net)
      Hero showed K T and lost (-$10 net)
      SB showed A K and won $21.07 ($11.07 net)

      Looks like missed draw so often to me. Call or fold?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      You should start providing some stats, it's hard to analyze each decision with virtually no info.

      Preflop: KTs is a close call. Firstly the raise size is on the larger side which favours 3betting more. 2ndly he is raising from MP. So I think it's acceptable but marginal.

      Flop: I don't like raising Flop when we have top pair + flush draw. I prefer calling and making a more informed decision on later streets when we have a good amount of showdown value and position.

      Turn: I think it's close between betting small and checking. This is kind of like a protection/thin value bet. We are obviously losing to most other kings (KJ-KA). Sometimes we gain some value from T9/56/spades. In general we are not a significant favourite vs their calling ranges so we should bet a smaller amount to keep their ranges wider if we choose to bet.

      River: Very hard to say what the best play is without knowing anything about the opponent. All draws missed, including the straight draws. Yet I don't expect Sb to take this line as a bluff that often with 2 players left to act behind him. His line doesn't make too much sense though.

      Also note that this is a slight overbet, which IMO is a sign of strength. I'll probably make a nitty fold here, and consider calling AK/KQ.