[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR KTo Lost some value by betting too small

    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
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      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      UTG2: $0.92 - 46 bb
      UTG3: $2.92 - 146 bb
      MP1: $2.07 - 104 bb
      MP2: $2.00 - 100 bb
      MP3: $2.86 - 143 bb
      CO: $1.85 - 93 bb
      BU: $2.00 - 100 bb
      SB: $2.03 - 102 bb
      BB: $1.79 - 90 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (9 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.415.2

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K:diamond: , T:heart:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), UTG2 calls, 5 folds, Hero raises for $0.10, SB folds, BB calls, UTG2 calls

      Flop: ($0.31 - 15.50 bb) A:spade: , Q:heart: , 4:diamond: (3 Players)
      2 checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.31 - 15.50 bb) J:spade: (3 Players)
      BB bets $0.08, UTG2 folds, Hero raises for $0.24, BB calls

      River: ($0.79 - 39.50 bb) 7:club: (2 Players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.76, BB calls

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      Preflop: Isolating on the button.

      Flop: Didn't want to bluff against 2 opponents 1 of them being a loose caller. In retrospect it was however a good spot to cbet as I could credible rep Ax on this board and I also had 4 outs to improve. Or do I want to check behind with weak draws?

      Turn: I hit the nuts. I was afraid to raise more, this was my main mistake. The reasoning behind this was that I would fold out weaker hands. The problem is that weaker hands won't pay much anyways, so I'd rather raise big to get more value from hands that aren't weak, e.g. AK, AQ, AJ, A4, 44, QQ, JJ and maybe AA (not in preflop range).

      River: I think the same mistake of betting too little - could have shipped. I may fold out AK, but all the other combos are definitely calling.

      In conclusion, I should have raise mroe on the turn and shoved the river.

      Is my reasoning correct?
  • 1 reply
    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
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      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Flop - this is a cb with a gutshot they are usually going to fold if they don't have an A or Q.

      Turn - your reasoning is correct, we want value from the stronger hands which are top pair or better so we want to raise big here to a minimum of 40 cents maybe 50 cents

      River - I think your sizing is fine. Don't ship it because it may encourage top pair to fold.

      Cgf