[NL2-NL10] KQs 040513

    • nipbourne
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,597
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem
      8 Players
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      UTG ($12.19) 122bb
      UTG+1 ($13.24) 132bb
      MP1 ($10) 100bb
      MP2 ($10.94) 109bb
      CO ($11.90) 119bb
      Hero (BTN) ($10) 100bb
      SB ($10.05) 101bb
      BB ($12.15) 122bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 8 players) Hero is BTN K:heart: Q:heart:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.30, 1 fold, MP2 calls $0.30, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.30, 2 folds

      Flop: 8:club: 7:spade: 7:heart: ($1.05, 3 players)
      UTG+1 checks, MP2 checks, Hero checks

      Turn: Q:diamond: ($1.05, 3 players)
      UTG+1 bets $0.40, MP2 folds, Hero calls $0.40

      River: 2:club: ($1.85, 2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $1, Hero folds
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Nipbourne,

      Often KQs is going to have an equity disadvantage vs UTG+1 open-raise. It's going to be fine to call here multiway, but it's useful to know where you stand if UTG+1 puts in a lot of action on Q-high or K-high flops.

      Neither player is likely that strong. 2 barreling on decent turn cards can be considered. Checking back is ok though.

      You have to call one-bet on turn with top-pair-good-kicker.

      At first river seems like a call, but upon analysis I think a fold is decent. Firstly I'd assume someone with these PF stats does not bluff much, you'd know more than me about his tendencies. His value betting range given a tight UTG open-range is basically AQ and slowplays. If he'd opened from a later position I'd definitely call river because he can have a selection of worse Qx.

      Also the texture runs out in a way that is not conducive for him to bluff. I.e the Q does not put any additional draws out there that he may semi-bluff and follow through on brick river. Cliffs - likely not bluffing, and value range beats you.