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[NL2-NL10] [SH] KK on A-high board

    • GreenPiece
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players

      Opponent unknown

      Hero (BTN): $5.62
      SB: $5.00
      BB: $8.47
      UTG: $7.06
      MP: $5.00
      CO: $7.12

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has K:club: K:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.15, SB calls $0.13, fold

      Flop: ($0.35, 2 players) 8:diamond: A:spade: 3:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.18, SB calls $0.18

      Turn: ($0.71, 2 players) Q:club:
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.71, 2 players) 4:heart:
      SB bets $0.65, fold

      SB wins $0.68

      I might have not played this one in a good way...
      I bet the flop to avoid hard guessing game on later streets, to gather value from FD, from some PPs which may decide to call thought it's a bit thin considering Ax in his range.
      On the turn high card comes, it's pretty bad to barrel as weak PPs will fold, aces will still call and I think FDs will also fold. Actually we can bet to avoid guesses on the river but this bet should be small not to fold weak hands and may be perceived as weakness. And I can't stand a c\r here.
      On the river with pot sizing I just opt to fold.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Flop: Are you betting this for thin value? I think if you bet here, you need to be calling blank rivers. If not, I would much prefer checking back the Flop and calling most Turns and Rivers.

      In fact that would be my default play.

      River: vs a small bet I'm probably calling. I suppose folding vs this huge bet is fine cos I think he is strong here most of the time. But if he had bet 50cents or less you should consider calling.