[NL2-NL10] 33 - Slowplay with the nuts on a wet board?

    • Raknyo
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2149582
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      BTN: $2.50
      SB: $10.36
      BB: $5.00
      UTG: $5.60
      MP: $5.00
      Hero (CO): $8.19

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is CO with 3 :diamond: 3 :heart:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, 1 fold, SB calls $0.13, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.35) 3 :club: K :club: J :club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.25, SB calls $0.25

      Turn: ($0.85) 3 :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.85) 9 :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.50, Hero raises to $7.79 all in

      T: Since I turn the nuts and my opponent's range will consist of a lot of draws (I assume that he will raise Kx hands to protect them), I slowplay to let him get there.

      R: When he donks, I could bet less to go for thin value vs. Kx and Jx but I choose to bet all-in and hopefully get a crying call from two-pair or a slowplayed flush.

      Looking back, I'm wondering if SB could have some Kx and Jx hands and I could just bet say 1/2 pot on the turn to get value from those and also draws.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Raknyo,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: I would cbet the flop larger and I don't think villain will raise Kx on the flop, especially deeper.

      So checking back the turn loses us a ton of value and keeps the pot way too small.

      We should bet at least half pot and since the turn is such a blank there's not a lot that he will fold.