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[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH Zoom KQs 2nd Pair call down

    • adasko99
      Joined: 13.02.2011 Posts: 2,120
      I've got a serious problem with not believing my opponents when I've got a good 2nd pair and there is only one over card.

      If I would have Raised Flop here - would that be a good way of finding out? I mean like Raise Flop and give up to any further action.
      Would that not cost me too much in the long run?

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $37.11 (148.4 bb)
      SB: $12.25 (49 bb)
      BB: $16.67 (66.7 bb)
      UTG: $16.64 (66.6 bb)
      MP: $56.69 (226.8 bb)
      CO: $46.07 (184.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K Q
      UTG raises to $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2, 2 folds, UTG calls $1.50

      Flop: ($4.35) 3 A K (2 players)
      UTG bets $1.25, Hero calls $1.25

      Turn: ($6.85) 6 (2 players)
      UTG bets $1.75, Hero calls $1.75

      River: ($10.35) 7 (2 players)
      UTG bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

      $13.35 pot ($0.60 rake)
      Final Board: 3 A K 6 7
      Hero mucked K Q and lost (-$6.50 net)
      UTG showed A 4 and won $12.75 ($6.25 net)
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Adasko,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: Based on how villain played his hand he is almost always on a pair type hand and Ax is a big part of his fishy range. He can also have some Kx or other smaller pairs and given his bet sizes it's not a huge mistake calling down however you can also fold turn.

      Raising would not be good here because we can't really do it for value nor bluff and would be just wasting money and building the pot with a weak hand.
    • adasko99
      Joined: 13.02.2011 Posts: 2,120
      But if I would have Raised the minimum on the Flop to find out ($2.50) , and then pass to any resistance/action - that would have been cheaper then calling 2 or 3 streets of his value bets right? or not? :f_p: :f_biggrin: