[NL2-NL10] NL2SH - KQo vs 3opp dry board

    • Oly0909
      Oly0909
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      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      CO: $1.64 (82 bb)
      BTN: $1.35 (67.5 bb)

      SB: $2.08 (104 bb)

      BB: $2.28 (114 bb)
      UTG: $3.51 (175.5 bb)
      Hero (MP): $2.74 (137 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with Q K
      CO posts BB OOP, UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.10, CO calls $0.08, BTN calls $0.10, SB calls $0.09, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.42) 2 Q 4 (4 players)
      SB bets $0.24, Hero calls $0.24, CO folds, BTN calls $0.24

      Turn: ($1.14) 2 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.57, BTN calls $0.57, SB folds

      River: ($2.28) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.14, BTN calls $0.44


      Preflop: Standard open 4BB + 1BB for poster
      Flop: When SB donks 1/2 pot I think he could have something like 99-JJ, Qx, or sometimes set. Folding is in my eyes too weak but the problem is I have 2 more opps to act behind me. If board is a bit more drawy I would be inclined to raise because 1) SB could have draw, 2) if I call I'm giving good odds to those 2 opps, but on such a dry board I think raising would be too much. What do You think would be the best play here and why?
      Turn: When SB checks I'm fairly certain he gave up and I think loose passive BU is mainly on PPs or worse Q. I think betting half pot is easyest way to put him all in on river.
      River: Doesn't really matter.


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      Name|#Hands|WTSD%
      VPIP|PFR|AF
      RFI EP|MP|CO|BU|SB
      F2Steal BB|SB|3bet|Fold3bet|4bet
      Cbet Flop|Turn|Fold2Cbet Flop|Turn
  • 6 replies
    • cutegoldfish
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      Flop - he's not representing much other than top pair and sets so I think we can call and induce a call from button. We are not afraid of too many cards only the A.

      Turn and river - as played it's a bet for value but I think I'll bet bigger on the river. I don't see many 2 or 4 in his range so I think usually it's a middle pair or worse top pair that's calling a big bet.

      Cgf
    • Oly0909
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      Can you explain me why would you bet bigger on river?
    • CPallo
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      Originally posted by Oly0909
      Can you explain me why would you bet bigger on river?
      Would you think that these guys have 2 or 4 in their range? Only hand that beats you - besides random 22/44/A4/A2 is AK, and that shouldn't be in their flat range that often. It's more like QJ/QT etc that would call there for sure, so you lose value against those hands.
    • Oly0909
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      But what value do I lose, he has nothing left!?
    • CPallo
      CPallo
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      Originally posted by Oly0909
      But what value do I lose, he has nothing left!?
      True (Y) Misread by judge and I :D WP river against that stack!
    • cutegoldfish
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      Sorry for the mistake on the river, he's short so your bet is fine.

      I don't think too many people have 2 or 4 in their range and it's even rarer when 2 of each cards are on the flop.

      More likely he has weaker Qx like QT QJ Q9