[NL20-NL50] [SH]NL25 - KQs

    • bosiati
      Joined: 23.05.2008 Posts: 697
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $22.33 (89.3 bb)
      SB: $27.71 (110.8 bb)
      BB: $41.50 (166 bb)
      UTG: $25.25 (101 bb)
      Hero (MP): $27.46 (109.8 bb)
      CO: $9.09 (36.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with Q K
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.75, CO calls $0.75, BTN folds, SB calls $0.65, BB folds

      Flop: ($2.50) T 4 5 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.75, CO folds, SB raises to $4, Hero calls $2.25

      Turn: ($10.50) 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $6, Hero raises to $22.71 and is all-in, SB calls $16.71

      River: ($55.92) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $55.92 pot ($2 rake)
      Final Board: T 4 5 9 4
      SB showed 5 5 and won $53.92 ($26.46 net)
      Hero mucked Q K and lost (-$27.46 net)


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      SB: 8hands, 43/29/20.0

      I should have had to raise or push the flop? As played what is the best play on the turn?

  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Bosiati,

      SB has a set extremely often when he raises flop. As such you don't really get the odds that your direct odds suggest because you are going to be facing a turn barrel very often.

      Folding directly to flop raise would be fine. If you felt you had decent implieds and that villain would still stack off with his set on a club turn you should flat and hope to hit.

      Similar situation exists on the turn. You pick up more outs to the nuts. At worst you probably have about 22% equity. You need 26% to call. Again if you felt you had river implieds and would get paid on a J or club river you should call.

      Raising is a poor choice however because you are behind villains range and presumably have no fold equity.