[NL20-NL50] KQo turn top 2 against c/r

    • Gonchan
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,867
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $59.34 (118.7 bb)
      Hero (CO): $51.60 (103.2 bb)
      BTN: $55.88 (111.8 bb)
      SB: $62.50 (125 bb)
      BB: $56.03 (112.1 bb)
      UTG: $50.75 (101.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K Q
      UTG folds, MP raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, 3 folds

      Flop: ($3.75) 9 K 5 (2 players)
      MP bets $2, Hero calls $2

      Turn: ($7.75) Q (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $5, MP raises to $13.75, Hero calls $8.75

      River: ($35.25) A (2 players)
      MP bets $42.09 and is all-in, Hero calls $34.35 and is all-in

      $103.95 pot ($3.00 rake)
      Final Board: 9 K 5 Q A
      MP showed 2 2 and lost (-$51.60 net)
      Hero showed K Q and won $100.95 ($49.35 net)


      I thought his turn raise would be air or fd.
      If so, call turn was ahead to raise?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Preflop: What was his exact opening range in MP? I think KQo may potentially be too loose to call from the CO.

      Flop: Standard

      Turn: Definitely betting here. Vs a raise this is a pretty sick spot. Honestly this feels so much like JT here. You have mostly KQ in your range IMO, because KJo folds preflop, maybe you have KJs/KTs, and AK 3bets pre. So in terms of KX hands, your range is highly weighted towards KQ.

      Should we fold a hand as strong as top two pairs though? I don't think we can fold the Turn when some draws are out there.

      River: River doesn't change much, besides AdXd and AJ/AT being improved to top pair (which would make him more likely to check the River). It's pretty hard to say what the best play is.

      I suggest breaking down your bluff catching range here on the River and since you are against a pot bet, call with the top half of your range.