[NL20-NL50] nl25 sh KQ

    • DrDunne
      DrDunne
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      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,338
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $25 (100 bb)
      CO: $29.62 (118.5 bb)
      BTN: $31.08 (124.3 bb)
      Hero (SB): $26.11 (104.4 bb)
      BB: $47 (188 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K Q
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.50) Q K K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.90, BB calls $0.90

      Turn: ($3.30) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $2, Hero raises to $6, BB calls $4

      River: ($15.30) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $18.46 and is all-in, BB folds

      Results:
      $15.30 pot ($0.69 rake)
      Final Board: Q K K T 8
      Hero mucked K Q and won $14.61 ($6.96 net)
      BB mucked and lost (-$7.65 net)


      villain is 28/19 over 40 hands and plays like a reg. not really sure about my play in this hand. on the 1 hand ranges are gunna be quite weak BvB but on the other hand i don't think villain is light when he bet/calls this turn. i decided to overbet ship for value vs Kx, worse FH and straights. what do you think?
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hi Lewis,

      I think there are some merits to check/raising turn here, esp when you guys don't know each other that much. However, I would just raise bigger and leave about pot size on the river to get more calls.

      As played, it makes sense, he will call Kx and straights but probably only good Kx so not many in his range. If you leave better odds for river, he probably calls some Qx a small % of the time.
    • DrDunne
      DrDunne
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      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,338
      hey! that's a really good point.. i'm pretty annoyed i didn't think about it when i made the raise - just went for a 'standard' 3x :facepalm: what do you think about the turn play? would you bet yourself? also the flop cbet could be bigger too which would set the pot up better for later.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      I would usually bet 1 on the fop so the difference is not that big.

      Regarding the actual play on the turn, I can't say it's definitely the best but given that it's BvB I think you might not get too much credit as a default so I think he wll bet/call wide enough at least on the turn, even if he folds river so you get to put in more money against draws and bluffactchers anyway.