[NL20-NL50] KQo vs raise

    • GingerKid
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,587
      iPoker - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 105.34 BB (VPIP: 20.39, PFR: 17.80, 3Bet Preflop: 7.45, Hands: 635)
      Hero (UTG): 128.86 BB
      CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 14.77, PFR: 13.64, 3Bet Preflop: 8.11, Hands: 92)
      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 12.82, PFR: 5.13, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 41)
      SB: 232.6 BB (VPIP: 33.18, PFR: 24.30, 3Bet Preflop: 13.54, Hands: 225)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q:club: K:heart:

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

      Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) J:club: T:club: 5:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets 4 BB, BB raises to 16 BB, Hero calls 12 BB

      Turn: (38.5 BB, 2 players) A:spade:
      BB bets 32 BB, Hero raises to 109.86 BB and is all-in, BB calls 54.34 BB

      River: (211.18 BB, 2 players) 9:spade:

      BB shows 5:club: 5:heart: (Three of a Kind, Fives) (Pre 53%, Flop 72%, Turn 23%)
      Hero shows Q:club: K:heart: (Straight, Ace High) (Pre 47%, Flop 28%, Turn 77%)
      Hero wins 205.18 BB

      IS it ok to call his raise. Is see it as a strong made hand, so I planned to call flop raise and fold turn unimproved, because I have huge implied odds. Is it ok shove turn, or call call? I didnt expect him at all to have bluff here, and wanted to shove when I have the best hand since flush might complete and kill the action.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Flop play is fine, the raise is kind of huge though. Would fold if it were 20bb+

      Turn play depends on opponent's tendencies.
      1) Does he like to barrel bluff the River when checked to?
      2) How strong is his flop raising range?

      Basically the more sets/2pairs BB has, the more we want to push the Turn to just go for max value with the nuts and expect BB never to fold, before a bad card comes on the River (K/Q/pairing card/club).

      If villain is aggro and bluffs a lot, calling to induce and also to protect our river range becomes more important with the nuts here so I would call in that instance. But this guy seems nitty and he's probably strong here so I think shipping turn is better.