[NL20-NL50] SH NL50 K9s vs 3bet

    • Majestaet
      Joined: 04.11.2009 Posts: 4,653
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 9, K.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, BU folds, SB raises to $4.50, BB folds, Hero calls $3.25.

      Flop: ($9.5) 6, 2, T (2 players)
      SB bets $6.00, Hero calls $6.00.

      Turn: ($21.5) K (2 players)
      SB bets $13.50, Hero calls $13.50.

      River: ($48.5) 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $31.00, Hero calls $31.00.

      Final Pot: $110.5.

      SB 30/25 3bet 10; foldtosteal 55(6/11) raise vsSteal 27(3/11) 73hands

      pre: Call ok? I am struggling a little with a too high Foldtoresteal-stat, but dont know if the call is correct here. ss is low, but he seems to be relatively aggressive...K9s good enough to call IP?

      as played: r/push Flop? I can bluff out his A high air, but will be behind a little if all-in. Or call better?

      Turn: Call should be ok.

      River: the K on the Turn is a good card to bluff--->I can catch some bluffs on the river...but enough to call here?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      The weaker your hand you call with, the more you need to outplay your opponent postflop basically. K9s is not a bad hand to defend with but it's definitely marginal given positions and pot odds.

      As played, it's so much dependant on opponent there will never be a right or wrong answer. If you were playing against me for example, your play is good, I 3barrel almost 100% what I cbet on the flop so your Kx is good enough to bluffcatch but will he do the same?

      If you fold a lot to resteals try:

      1) 4betting more
      2) calling a bit wider when you know your opponent's postflop leaks
      3) steal less.

      If you steal less, you autmatically have a higher play back vs resteal frequency without changing the hands you play back with.