[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH Speed KQ CCalling IP

    • Alleen86
      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 5,253

      Should I bet the flop? As played, is it better to fold the river?
      Now it's clearly to me that BB has something there, while donking against two players. So, the question is would he do that with a Qx. I think not often, he would rather check/call, so I am calling for the split, at best...

      SB: 53/13/15 (VPIP/PFR/H)
      BB: 21/5/20 (VPIP/PFR/H)
      UTG: 20/17/74/3,3/438 (VPIP/PFR/FlopCB/AF/H)

      IPoker, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $6.66 (66.6 bb)
      UTG: $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $3.85 (38.5 bb)
      CO: $10.79 (107.9 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $18.45 (184.5 bb)
      SB: $9.69 (96.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K Q
      UTG raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.30, SB calls $0.25, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($1.20) J Q J (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.20) 2 (4 players)
      SB bets $0.40, BB calls $0.40, UTG folds, Hero calls $0.40

      River: ($2.40) 3 (3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20, SB folds
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Alleen,

      Preflop: I prefer to 3-bet this hand versus a UTG opener unless they are looser. Of course playing IP with potential fish is not terrible either.

      Postflop: Why would we check back that flop? We can definitely bet for value and protection vs 3 guys.

      I think that since we played so passive we got ourselves in a guessing game.

      We should raise/fold that turn for thin value given our super passive flop line.
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      Definitely 3-bet pre-flop. You have nice blockers and you are against tight UTG-range. By 3-betting you can gain initiative and sometimes make better hands to fold (like AJ). Without 3-bet you are sometimes guessing post-flop when you a) hit or b) don't hit.

      --> I'd prefer 3-bet, if not suited and UTG is as tight as he is.